As You Like It | Literature Criticism Critical Review by D. J. R. Bruckner

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of As You Like It.
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Critical Review by D. J. R. Bruckner

SOURCE: Bruckner, D. J. R. Review of As You Like It. New York Times (24 October 2000): E5.

In the following review of an abridged, six-person cast production of As You Like It directed by Erica Schmidt in 2000, Bruckner views this comedic and acrobatic staging of the play as “a good-humored tribute to Shakespeare.”

As You Like It is taken by the Liars Club as an invitation from Shakespeare rather than as a mere title, and the company interprets the invitation pretty broadly. That's not a bad idea: this is a hardy play, and turning it into a circus not only produces unexpected laughter but also reminds us of how infinitely subversive the playwright's imagination was.

This young company, which last year transformed Romeo and Juliet into a street fight spun out of...

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