The Theater: Old Plays in Manhattan, Feb. 6, 1950

As You Like It (by William Shakespeare; produced by the Theatre Guild) poses the same problem as country life for city folks: how to get the charm without the boredom. A host of modern inventions have helped turn the trick with rural life, but few productions have found the answer for As You Like It. It remains stubbornly bucolic, discursive and dawdling, with the poetry no real match for the plot.

With Katharine Hepburn as Rosalind, As You Like It is now tried again, and for a while does nicely. Its gaily dressed figures, prettily painted landscapes and well-sung songs give it...

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