A new take on the character from As You Like It
In Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Rosalind has to take on the persona of a young man, Ganymede, in order to live a fulfilling, independent life and be able to use her intellect and talents. Over 400 years on from when the play was written, this production from James Cousins Company asks whether women still have to take on a stereotypical masculinity to find equality in the modern world.
Rosalind has been commissioned by Arts Council England as part of the Shakespeare Lives, which was a global celebration of the Bard on the 400th anniversary of his death. Rosalind is choreographed by James Cousins in collaboration with Korean dancers and artists, and premiered in Seoul in October last year before embarking on an international tour. It arrives at Cambridge Junction on Wednesday 3 May at 7.30pm, and tickets are £12.50.