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Shakespeare: As You Like It [Globe on Screen] [DVD] [2010] [NTSC]

Brendon Hughes , Jack Laskey    Exempt   DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Brendon Hughes, Jack Laskey, Trevor Martin, Jamie Parker, Naomi Frederick
  • Format: Colour, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: Exempt
  • Studio: Opus Arte
  • DVD Release Date: 26 April 2010
  • Run Time: 147 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003H0ZGWW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,114 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Thea Sharrock's irresistible new production of Shakespeare's popular romantic comedy stirs wit, sentiment, intrigue and love into a charming confection which challenges the traditional rules of romance. At its heart, a feisty but feminine Rosalind (Naomi Frederick), in love with the endearingly naïve Orlando (Jack Laskey), uses her disguise as Ganymede to counsel him playfully in the art of wooing. Distraction is provided by Dominic Rowan, a remarkably funny Touchstone, and Tim McMullan, whose sonorous tones are perfectly suited to the lugubrious wit of Jaques. Filmed in High Definition and true surround sound.

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As You Like It

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic production 30 April 2010
This is a fantastic production of As You Like It! Brilliantly beautiful music, wonderful actors and a really funny jig at the end. Would definitely watch this over and over again!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Roger
I already have three versions of `As You Like It' on film, but this is by far the best. Not only is the acting superb, but being a film of a live production allows you to see how the actors are able to use the audience to great effect. The comedy really comes out, and you get a feel for what Shakespeare had in mind when he wrote the play. This production also has the advantage of being directed by Thea Sharrock, who handles the whole play brilliantly, particularly the relationship between Orlando and Rosalind as Ganymede as Rosalind.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As You Like It 25 July 2012
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This is an excellant DVD The production is a very good one and the camera angles make you feel as you are right there in The Globe Theatre. Not a thing is missed. The director has picked up well on the comedy in this play without resorting to slapstick. Enjoyed it a lot.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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If, like me, you are rather fed up by "films of plays" that are actually plays turned into films, then this is for you. As You Like It played in the Globe, and sympathetically filmed as a production - you can feel - and see! - the audience's excitement and involvement.

Naomi Frederick makes for a very exciting Rosalind, almost believable as a male (Ganymede) - amusingly (and fittingly!) almost more male than her Orlando (Jack Laskey).

Thea Sharrock's production was rightfully acclaimed at the Globe, and this DVD is a great way to experience the performance.

And if you're a student studying the play - or a teacher looking for an easy couple of lessons - look no further, and buy this!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As You Like It at the Globe 9 Sep 2012
By Cathy
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This is my first experience of Shakespeare at the New Globe, and it is brilliant! The theatre is beautiful,and lends itself to pacy, fluent and focussed productions, which is what we got. The acting and production were excellent. I hated the stridently inauthentic music though, but everything else was so good I willingly endured it. I'll definitely be on the look out for more Globe productions.
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4.0 out of 5 stars All the World's a Stage.. 20 Jun 2013
By Lomax
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...and these men (and women - and women dressed as men) make for a great evening's entertainment. This is not one of Shakespeare's meatiest plots; nor, frankly, one of his funniest comedies - but it is hard to imagine any production doing better than the Globe players.

Rosalind holds this play together, and Naomi Frederick does a splendid job, with a light comic touch. For most of the play she is dressed (rather fetchingly, I thought...) as a boy, but scrubs up nicely for the final scene. Jack Laskey plays Orlando as a naive and callow youth, which is fair enough, as he has to be fairly dense not to see through Roslaind's disguise in eight seconds flat. The only problem with this is you wonder why Rosalind doesn't dump him for his elder brother the second Jamie Parker walks on stage.

Touchstone hams it up nicely, the Duke-in-the-forest is handled sympathetically, and minor characters such as Audrey, Phebe and (in particular) Silvius are faultlessly portrayed; but Jacques steals every scene he's in. Tim McMullan (looking and sounding like a young Terry Jones) is wonderfully lugubrious, world-weary, and aloof to all the excitement the other characters feel. He pops up in all sorts of strange parts of the theatre, and deals with the over-familiar Seven Ages speech wonderfully well.

One minus - the music. Usually the Globe's musicians do a splendid job; but not so here. It's not bad, as much as inappropriate. Dixieland jazz in the Forest of Arden doesn't cut it for me.

That tiny quibble aside, this is an excellent production, and is heartily reccommended.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As You Like It 11 July 2010
A first class production, filmed live at The Globe Theatre, London. A wonderful cast brings Shakespreare Rom Com, to life. Theres, music, romance, cross dressing, and a goat !!!!! What more could you ask for !!Shakespeare: Loves Labours Lost (Globe Theatre 2009) [Blu-ray]
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't be fooled!
This is not David Tennant......if you type in David Tennant to amazon this comes up......he is not in it...........I bought this thinking he was...... Be warned
Published 12 months ago by Oscar Dude
5.0 out of 5 stars Amdram
Not played it yet, but am sure it will provide a good
visual aid to the play reading group I am forming. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Tc Rundle
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible Sound Quality
The sound is so low on this that I had to use an additional amplifier to enable me to hear the damn thing!!

Other than that its a great production
Published 18 months ago by Mr. C. J. Newbon
3.0 out of 5 stars As You Like It On Stage
This DVD is a filmed version of a performance at the Globe. Subtitles are available, which is handy. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Miss Scarlett
5.0 out of 5 stars londoner
Having seen this live, it was such fun being there. The atmosphere is fantastic. When watching you do need to imagine yourself there, as you don't really feel the buzz of the... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Jo
5.0 out of 5 stars I like it
I saw this play when I was a student and this was the beginning of my love for Shakespeare. And now I can revive the memory.
Published on 21 Jan 2011 by Veronique Braem
3.0 out of 5 stars Slightly disappointing
I have seen all the five versions of As You Like It available on DVD, and unfortunately this play has not been done in a definitive version yet (although of course I cannot speak... Read more
Published on 20 Aug 2010 by Tue Sorensen
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