As You Like It (1968): Royal Shakespeare Company, Royal Shakespeare Theatre
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PRINCIPAL CAST: Rowena Cooper (Celia); Alan Howard (Jaques); Patrick Stewart (Touchstone); Janet Suzman (Rosalind); Michael Williams (Orlando).
This production originated at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in 1967, but it has been listed separately as Ben Kingsley was promoted from Second Lord to Amiens for the tour to Los Angeles, where it played from January - February 1968 in repertory with The Taming of the Shrew.
"It had a couple of huge forked tree trunks, which swept alarmingly out of the up-stage darkness to create a mood of portentious-pastoral." ~ Eric Shorter, "Drab and unoriginal As You Like It", Daily Telegraph, 22 May 1968
"However there are good supporting performances from Susan Fleetwood and Rowena Cooper as Audrey and Celia and Timothy O'Brien's sets, with their two gigantic branches swinging out from the wings, are both ingenious and easily adaptable." ~ Michael Billington, "A sunlit pastoral romp", The Times, 22 May 1968