Yesterday evening, the Drama class concluded with their production of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like it”.
As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 and first published in the First Folio, 1623. As You Like It follows its heroine Rosalind as she flees persecution in her uncle’s court, accompanied by her cousin Celia to find safety and, eventually, love, in the Forest of Arden. In the forest, they encounter a variety of memorable characters, notably the melancholy traveller Jaques who speaks many of Shakespeare’s most famous speeches (such as “All the world’s a stage” and “A fool! A fool! I met a fool in the forest”). Jaques provides a sharp contrast to the other characters in the play, always observing and disputing the hardships of life in the country.
The play features one of Shakespeare’s most famous and oft-quoted speeches, “All the world’s a stage“, and is the origin of the phrase “too much of a good thing”. – Wikipedia
The OxPreppers headed over to the Catholic Chaplaincy to see the culmination of their peer’s hard work. The Drama major and minor students were all on point; their costumes fun and lively – with a good dose of comedic performances. There were no nerves to be seen or heard as the whole production went off without a hitch.
Many notable performances were had, and everyone was looking forward to the comedic stylings of Thomas P, who looked lovely in his blue wig and dress.
The actors can all be very proud of themselves, and we thank the director, Joy Forsythe, for her work with the students in creating a memorable piece!