As You Like It | Literature Criticism Critical Review by Joel Henning

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of As You Like It.
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Critical Review by Joel Henning

SOURCE: Henning, Joel. Review of As You Like It. Wall Street Journal (22 January 2002): A18.

In the following review, Henning praises director David H. Bell's 2001 Chicago Shakespeare Theater staging of As You Like It, particularly its czarist setting and nearly impeccable individual performances.

Like the last quarter of our annus horribilus 2001, As You Like It (through March 9 at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater) begins darkly. We're in a chaotic world where the natural order of things has gone completely wrong. Duke Senior has been usurped and banished to the Forest of Arden by his brother, Duke Frederick. Orlando is threatened by his brother, Oliver, and after defeating Charles, Duke Frederick's savage wrestler, hightails it to the same wilderness. The evil Duke also gives the bum's rush to Rosalind, best friends with his daughter, Celia. In...

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