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SUNDAY MAY 23 2004
Change is on the air
Network television continues its “revolution” in scheduling with the fall season. News & Views, F3
Good Samaritan Kevin C. Johnson offers help to a badly stumbling “American Idol.” TV, F10
All the world’s a stage in
For a look at the improvements in Forest Park, see the Sunday Everyday section.
AS YOU ” LIKE IT “
Text by JUDITH NEWMARK, graphic by JOHN D. TELFORD / POST-DISPATCH
the play. You can also enjoy plenty of other preshow activities – dancing, juggling, lectures on Shakespeare, you name it – before the show starts at 8. A preshow picnic’s always fun. You can buy food at the festival or bring your own meal. Save time for shopping at the souvenir booth, where this year’s goodies include the “All the World’s a Stage” puzzle with characters from every Shakespeare play and the Will Shakespeare action figure with removable quill pen. The show is free (although donations are welcome). If you’d like more information, call the festival office at 314361-0101. But if you’d like to know what the play’s about, look no further. The accompanying
ow in its fourth season, the Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis presents one of the Bard’s most popular romantic comedies, “As You Like It.” Under the direction of Risa Brainin, the show will run from Friday through June 20. (There are no performances on June 1, June 8 and June 17.) “As You Like It” will be performed in the traditional location in Forest Park, just to the east of Art Hill. It’s a good idea to arrive early to find a place for your blanket or lawn chairs and, if you drive, to park your car. Every Sunday night, the St. Louis Regional Bicycle Federation will offer free valet bike parking – a good incentive to let the night provide exercise for the body as well as the imagination. Starting at 7 p.m, there’s a “Green Show,” a short, easy-to-follow version of
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in Act 2, “all the world
ACT ONE 1 Rosalind and Celia live at
Character wears a disguise for part of the play
6 They’d probably all like to live in the woods, but they won’t. Duke Frederick talked to a priest who persuaded him to change his ways. Now he’s sorry about everything and returns the crown to his brother, Duke Senior. They’ll all go back to court, a happy place once more. But they’ll remember Arden.
They’re first cousins. Character starts out evil, but becomes good
2 Rosalind’ FREDERICK court. Things were
Celia’s father, kicked him out and took over. Court life isn’t what it used to be. It’s hard to enjoy yourself.
Connects two characters who fall in love
5 Who needs a priest! The god of marriage, Hymen, shows up to
THE ROYAL COURT
3 How about a wrestling match? Charles, a famous wrestler, will fight anybody. Handsome young Orlando can’t wait for his turn. He’s got nothing to lose. His older brother, Oliver, treats him like an animal. Or worse! Oliver tells Charles to break Orlando’
One character loves another, but the feelings aren’t mutual
– and finds out who
’s going to be a big
THE DE BOYS FAMILY
in love they don’
’t hear of it. She’
1 Ganymede promises
give him – er, her! – 24 hours.
ACT FIVE ORLANDO
5 – but Celia ’re in
’ll dress like a boy, for a country girl. That will
Arden! s live friend py as s i h TWO and , as hap en – m enior en uke S st of Ard of merr y ng ever D e 1 i d r h n o t a F b no e t’s in th n Hood’s ues. But – tha Robi t for Jaq excep
forest, a wild animal tried to eat him. But Orlando saw what was happening and saved Oliver – even though he recognized him!
2 Oliver explains that Frederick blamed him for Celia’s disappearance. That meant that Oliver had to run away. Off to Arden!
1 Rosalind, still pretending to be a boy, keeps running her love school for Orlando. One day Orlando is late to
3 When Oliver fell asleep in the
ACT THREE 1
DUKE SENIOR JAQUES
ARDEN FOREST EXILES
SIMPLE COUNTRY FOLK PHEBE