• Our critic's rating:
    January 1, 2010

    What the popular press said...

    "The triumph of love in a Shakespeare comedy has rarely seemed so fragile, so tenuous."
    Charles Isherwood for New York Times

    "Gets off to a glacial start that fails to find traction."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

    "Sucks most of the laughs out of the comedy."
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "It is Mendes’s direction that charms with fresh and frolicsome ideas."
    John Simon for Bloomberg

    "Insightful and lyrical production."
    David Sheward for Back Stage

    "Brooding yet effective revival."
    Michael Kuchwara for Associated Press

    "Sam Mendes establishes a mood of such pervasive gloom and ponderousness that ... his laborious staging of "As You Like It" can't quite shake off the pall."
    David Rooney for Variety

    External links to full reviews from popular press...

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