William Shakespeare was born on April 1564 in Stratford -upon- Avon and died on 23 April 1616 in the same town. He is considered one of the greatest poets , playwrights and writers of English culture and wrote many tragedies like « Hamlet », « Romeo & Juliette », « Othello » … but also a lot of comedy like « As you like it ».
» As you like it » is a comedy written around 1599, just before Hamlet ( 1600-1601 ) .
We have seen in class three extracts of this comedy, our teacher showed us the three extracts with specific way: the oldest to the most modern.
I prefer the third extract because it’s more modern ( the actress smokes on stage ), she is very expressive ( she cries , she laughs … ) , else, I enjoyed the crazy character.
In the first two extracts , It’s the makeup that turns girls into boys while in this extract, the girl naturally looks like a boy.
It’s for the choice of the actress that I preferred the third extract.