Every summer, the Theatre Arts department performs a Shakespeare classic with the Memorial Union quad in the background. This year, the department presents As You Like It, one of Shakespeareâ€™s festive comedies.
As You Like It â€œrecounts the tale of several misguided and misdirected lovers who eventually find joy and peace in the arms of their truly truest loves. Filled with some of Shakespeare’s best-known characters (the vibrant heroine Rosalind, the clownish Touchstone, the melancholy Jaques), beautiful songs (â€˜Blow, blow thou winter wind . . . â€˜), and some of Shakespeare’s most famous words (â€˜All the world’s a stage . . .â€™).â€
This yearâ€™s performances are taking place on Wednesday, August 3rd â€“ Sunday, August 7th and Wednesday, August 10th â€“ Sunday, August 14th. Tickets are required to watch the production. You can find more information through Bard In the Quadâ€™s website at http://oregonstate.edu/bardinthequad/. You can also contact the main office for the Theatre Arts Program at 541-737-2853.