Tonight, as it turns out, will be the first readthrough for AS YOU LIKE IT...so I won't feel as far behind.
I've been reading and re-reading the play a number of times now and love it with every read. The characters are so lively and lovely.
The Dukes are indeed fun roles. I shall relish playing both of them.
The best way I can describe the characters is that Duke Frederick is Edward G. Robinson and Duke Senior is Spencer Tracy.
One is all bad and the other is all good.