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Not Necessarily "As You Like It"

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Last night, we finally had the chance to see William Shakesphere's "As you like it" at the Ahmanson Theater in downtown LA. Directed by the legendary Sir Peter Hall and with all the pedigree of a great production, we expected quite a bit. Sadly, we were a little underwhelmed.

The lighting, by Peter Mumford, and design, by John Gunter, were first rate but it was most of the performances that left us wanting. Especially troubling was Rebecca Hall's Rosalind (if you know the play, a pretty important role) who alternated from angry spiting to shrill yelling, sometimes in the same scene.