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AU Drabble: "As You Like It: A Play in Eight Cities" (Gen)

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Jul. 11th, 2003 | 11:16 pm
mood: odd

As You Like It: A Play in Eight Cities
AU Drabble for the Lotrips100 Challenge: what if the LOTR movies had never happened.

Miranda may have been born to play Rosalind, in hometown Sydney no less.

Just before opening in Central Park, Viggo finds the key to Jaques.

Billy the romantic hero? The director of the Glasgow Rep wants to make Orlando interesting.

Chewing the scenery a bit, Ian's happy to be Adam at the Barbican.

Dom hams it up as Touchstone in Bristol.

Not a big break, and Newcastle, but Orlando is thrilled even to be Corin.

PunkShakes in LA, Elijah plays Silvius just to hang with the musicians.

John thinks he's found his niche at RSC: Duke Senior today, Macbeth tomorrow.


Note: if you don't know the play, this may be baffling. The young hero is named Orlando, loved by the much more interesting Rosalind. Jaques is a philosopher, Duke Senior the overthrown good ruler, Adam the faithful servant, Touchstone a clown, Silvius and Corin shepherds (and comic relief). They all end up in the Forest of Arden wherein there is confusion, disguise, philosophy and love.

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from: loose_your_dogs
date: Jul. 11th, 2003 11:41 pm (UTC)

Oh, wonderful and I love that your cast is happy and working. I enjoyed it despite not having read As You Like It, which will soon be amended. (When was the last time I read something on paper? Eep.)
Also, I fixed the Briticisms. Thank you. Must watch for that.

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from: msilverstar
date: Jul. 12th, 2003 12:08 am (UTC)

Glad you liked it! But hey, don't read it, go see it, Shakespeare is meant to be watched. As You Like It is perfect for plays in the park, especially if the park has a theatre in the woods.

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from: loose_your_dogs
date: Jul. 12th, 2003 03:19 am (UTC)

Oh yes! I inadvertantly snuck into A Midsummer Night's Dream once (Melbourne Botantical Gardens... beautiful). I was at an imporomtu picnic, erm, getting quite toasted on wine and um, well pot actually, and when we went to leve, we came up the path and there's Shakespeare. So we stopped and caught the second half. It was a joy. I was sober by then but I felt high all over again.

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