As You Like It Resources
Movie or TV Productions
A British production starring Laurence Olivier in his first Shakespearean role for the big screen.
A TV version of the play made in the UK, starring Vanessa Redgrave.
Another British production. This one was directed by Christine Edzard and placed the action in modern London, with the Court of France as a flashy office block and the "forest" as the dirty bank of the Thames. Lords are homeless bums, and reviews are mixed.
Check out Kenneth Branagh's 2006 production. This one, though, is set in 19th-century Japan during the opening of the nation to the West.
Laurence Olivier as Orlando in the 1936 production of the film.
Watch the BBC's animated version of the play.
Watch the RSC condense all of Shakespeare's comedies (including As You Like It) into a performance lasting about three minutes.
Helen Mirren (from The Queen and also a killer actress in general) as Rosalind in a 1978 TV production.
The movie trailer for the 2006 film, set in Japan.
Check out this Barenaked Ladies version of "Blow, Blow Thou Winter Wind" (Act 2, Scene 7).
Listen to actor Sam Gregory as Jaques in As You Like It. (Scroll down and select from the audio files on the right.)
Great NPR podcast about Kenneth Branagh's 2006 film adaptation of As You Like It (set in Japan), featuring an interview with the director and actors.
Stream the full radio play, performed with a full cast.
Artist Robert Walker Macbeth's Rosalind (1888).
Engraving of William Mulready's Seven Ages of Man (1838).
This is a general introduction to thinking about the context of As You Like It and how it fits within Shakespeare's complete works. This paper definitely hits a lot of the major points of characters and critical issues (language, gender, etc.), but is unique in its discussion of the different types of comedic styles that were cropping up around the time Shakespeare was working on this play.
Open Source Shakespeare's full online text of the play, with optional views to see either individual bits or the entire thing as a scrollable document in one fell swoop. The most interesting feature is definitely the listing option to see all the lines of individual characters, which is a cool (but jarring) exercise.
Check out Thomas Lodge's Rosalynd or, Euphues' Golden Legacy (1590) on Google Books.
The Royal Shakespeare Company's compact and interesting site on As You Like It, centered on their 2011 production of the play.
PBS's site devoted to its own investigation of Shakespeare. There's great background stuff on Shakespeare in general and a very helpful aggregation of Shakespearean words and historically relevant information, if that's your cup of tea.