As You Like It | Critical Review by Alastair Macaulay

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of As You Like It.
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Critical Review by Alastair Macaulay

SOURCE: Macaulay, Alastair. Review of As You Like It. Financial Times (20 August 2003): 13.

In the following review, Macaulay commends Peter Hall's presentation of As You Like It at the Theatre Royal, Bath, for its refreshing straightforwardness.

It's improbable but true that Peter Hall, who has been directing plays professionally for 50 years and who has been one of our dominant Shakespearian stylists throughout that time, is tackling As You Like It for the first time. He lays it before us now as if it had been maturing in his heart all the while. Nowhere is there anything phoney. Our hearts beat with several different views of the same bittersweet crisis. Like an architect, Hall paces and blocks the play to show what's ornament and what's structure. It's his freshest, surest production for a good many years, and without being in any way...

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