Shakespeare on the Sound: As You Like It

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Shakespeare On The Sound is coming soon! Dive into this year's play, As You Like It with Shakespeare on the Sound education director and actor Nick Urda, and president of the board and Shakespeare teacher John Love.  They will guide you through As You Like It and, in an interactive presentation, show you why they consider Rosalind to be Shakespeare's greatest heroine and his play, As You Like It, his most interesting comedy. “Do you not know I am a woman? When I think I must speak.”

In As You Like It, Shakespeare's version of Into The Woods, we have not two, not three, but four romantically challenged couples wandering the forest of Arden. Without Rosalind, they would never find each other, much less true love. Shakespeare wrote As You Like It at the peak of his career, right before Twelfth Night and Hamlet, and it has been an audience favorite ever since.  Here's another fun fact: In Shakespeare's romantic comedy As You Like It, the heroine Rosalind has more lines than any other female character in all of Shakespeare: more lines than Cleopatra or Juliet, more than twice as many lines as Lady Macbeth. 

Join in this interactive presentation, celebrating Shakespeare on the Sound's 27th annual summer production, in Rowayton's Pinkney Park, June 14th through July 2nd.

About the Presenters

Nick Urda is the Director of Educational Outreach for Shakespeare on the Sound. It is Nick’s fourth year with SOS’ educational department. Nick came to Shakespeare on the Sound as an actor in the educational program Speaking Daggers and has been seen on stage as Valentine in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and most recently Macduff in 2017’s production of Macbeth.

This past spring, Nick co-directed the educational tour of R+J4EVR, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. He also directed this year’s tour of Shakespeare in 30 Minutes: Twelfth Night. As a performer, Nick has been acting professionally on stage and on screen for the past 14 years. Nick’s credits include Federico García Lorca in Olives and Blood (CT Rep) and the off Broadway premiere of The Preacher and The Shrink, as well as working with such companies as Northern Stage, Two River Theatre, Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington, D.C. and The Royal Shakespeare Company.  He holds a BFA from Marymount Manhattan College as well as completing the fellowship with The Shakespeare Theatre Company, DC. He can be seen on film in Strawberry Flavored Plastic, which was recently released by Breaking Glass Pictures on May 7th, 2019.

John Love began studying Shakespeare as an English major at Brown University, and went on to earn a Ph.D in Renaissance literature at UNC-Chapel Hill. During his 40 years teaching English in secondary schools, he has taught a baker's dozen of the plays of Shakespeare. Currently, he is president of the board of directors of Shakespeare on the Sound and lives in Rowayton.

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