Sunday, 2 October 2011
As You Like It
Here's a theory about this play: Orlando dies during the wrestling scene in Act 1, when 'sinewy Charles' breaks his neck. Since the last things he sees before his death are the lovely, sexy but slighly androgenous Rosalind and Celia, they are uppermost in the postmortem, or dying-man, fantasy he has (Pincher Martin like), which occupies the remainder of the play. Arden is Afterlife.