They say he is already in the forest of Arden, and
a many merry men with him; and there they live like
the old Robin Hood of England: they say many young
gentlemen flock to him every day, and fleet the time
carelessly, as they did in the golden world.
When Rosalind, daughter of an unjustly exiled duke, is banished from court by her usurping uncle, she disguises herself as a boy and flees with her cousin to take refuge in the forest of Arden. Released from the trappings of the courtly world and convention, she finds a new way of living, the liberty of transformation, and love.
Shakespeare's charmingly witty and playfully pastoral comedy will be given new life this May Week in the very natural surroundings which the play celebrates and explores.