Friday, July 10, 2009

AS YOU LIKE Synopsis

For those of who read this (my parents, Matt Dole and actor/playwright Nick Leshi), just in case you do not know, below is a synopsis to AS YOU LIKE IT.

Rosalind, the daughter of banished Duke Senior, is raised at the court of Duke Frederick, with her cousin Celia. She falls in love with a young man named Orlando, but before she is banished by Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again. Celia, being Rosalind's best friend, goes with Rosalind (disguised as a boy, Ganymede) and Touchstone, the court's fool, to the forest of Arden. Upon their arrival in the forest, they happen upon Orlando and his manservant, who are fleeing the wrath of Orlando's eldest brother. What follows is an elaborate scheme devised by the cross-dressing Rosalind to find out the verity of Orlando's supposed passion for her, and to further capture his heart, through the witty and mischievous fa├žade of Ganymede.

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