As You Like It
From April to June 2012, Shakespeare’s Globe brought theatre companies from around the world to perform all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 37 languages. The Globe to Globe season was part of the World Shakespeare Festival for the London 2012 Festival.
As You Like It is no longer available but you can still see some of the Globe to Globe plays featured on The Space.
AS YOU LIKE IT
Performed in Georgian by the Marjanishvili Theatre
(with scene description in English)
Marjanishvili Theatre was first established in 1928 and later moved to Tbilisi. It was named after theatre director Kote Marjanishvili, who reformed Georgian drama. Works of national importance and European works from Shakespeare to Euripides have always been part of the company’s repertoire. The theatre embraces new ideas as well as keeping up Georgian theatrical traditions.
Rosalind, the daughter of a banished duke, falls in love with Orlando, the disinherited son of one of the duke’s friends. When she is banished from court by her scheming uncle, Duke Frederick , Rosalind takes on the appearance of a boy called Ganymede. She travels with her cousin Celia to the Forest of Arden, where her father and his friends live in exile. Orlando is also forced into the forest by his murderous brother, and Rosalind’s disguise leads to a series of mishaps. New friendships are made and families – and lovers – united.
PRINCIPAL CAST AND CREDITS
Rosalind: Ketevan Shatirishvili
Orlando: Nika Kuchava
Celia: Nato Kakhidze
Touchstone: Malkhaz Abuladze
Director: Levan Tsuladze
Text adaptor: Lasha Bugadze
Composer: Vakhtang Kakhidze