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William Shakespeare's As You Like It, A Radical Retelling

William Shakespeare's As You Like It, A Radical Retelling

By Cliff Cardinal
Subjects: Award Winners, Adaptations, Indigenous Playwrights, First Nations, Ontario Playwrights
Duration: 90 minutes
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780369103970, 88 pages, December 2022
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780369103987, 250 pages, December 2022
Ebook (PDF) : 9780369103994, 250 pages, December 2022


  • Short-listed, Trillium Book Awards 2023
  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Award 2023


The title of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It holds a double meaning that teasingly suggests the play can please all tastes. But is that possible? With his subversive updating of the Bard’s classic, Indigenous creator and cultural provocateur Cliff Cardinal seeks to find out. The show exults in bawdy humour, difficult subject matter, and raw emotion; Cardinal is not one to hold back when it comes to challenging delicate sensibilities.


“It is anarchic and tender and seething and raw. And important for us now.”

- Istvan Dugalin, Istvan Reviews

“Unlike any other production of the play, past or future.”

- Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine