Katy Stephens, On Acting, As You Like It, by William Shakespeare

As You Like It

William Shakespeare
Shakespeare's Globe
Directed by Thea Sharrock

Katy Stephens, who plays Rosalind, helps us to understand one of Shakespeare's most complex female characters. She examines the difficulties in attempting to mask femininity onstage and her approaches to Shakespearean text. 

Production duration: 19 min 9 sec

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Cast & creative team


  • Rosalind
    Naomi Frederick
  • Orlando
    Jack Laskey
  • Duke Frederick
    Brendan Hughes
  • Duke Senior
    Philip Bird
  • Jacques
    Tim McMullan
  • Touchstone
    Dominic Rowan
  • Phebe
    Jade Williams
  • Silvius
    Michael Benz
  • Celia
    Laura Rodgers
  • Le Beau/William
    Gregory Gudgeon
  • Amiens/Sir Oliver Martext
    Peter Gale
  • Charles the Wrestler/Corin
    Sean Kearns
  • Oliver
    Jamie Parker
  • Adam
    Trevor Martin
  • Audrey
    Sophie Duval
  • Hymen
    Ewart James Walters
  • Musician
    Tracy Holloway
  • Musician
    David Powell
  • Musician
    Dai Pritchard
  • Musician
    Rob Millett
  • Musician
    Ben Grove


  • William Shakespeare
  • Thea Sharrock
  • Robert Icke
    Assistant Director
  • Fin Walker
  • Dick Bird
  • Glynn MacDonald
    Movement Work
  • Jan Haydn Rowles
    Voice & Dialect Coach
  • Giles Block
    Text Work
  • Stephen Warbeck