Percival of Presidency College, Calcutta, who edited the play as part of the Longmans' Plays of Shakespeare for Indian Students, Jaques's only actual achievements in the play were "malicious" ones, as in his disrupting the proposed marriage between Touchstone and Audrey by Sir Oliver Martext
, or as in his violence toward the deer in 4.2: "The cynic who had mourned in similes over a wounded deer, on a former occasion, is here found to be proposing that the customary honours should be paid to one who had slain a deer.
Rosalind, (Isaac Stanmore) and Orlando (James Beedham) were exceptional giving a masterclass in timing and delivery and Elliot Fitzpatrick showed an impressive versatility in handling the roles of Silvius, Duke Frederick, Sir Martext
and Adam - a part reputedly once played by Shakespeare himself.
Even the ever-reliable Alvin Epstein strays from the poignancy of his loyal old servant into cartoon-land in his second role as the vicar Martext
And James Traherne played Sir Oliver Martext
in easily the most bizarre interpretation one could imagine.
With Munir Khairdin (Frederick and Senior), Natalie Dew (Celia), Tracy Ifeachor (Rosalind), Kevork Malikyan (Touchstone), Andrew Dennis (Charles, Corin), Abram Wilson (Courtier to Duke Frederick, Jaques De Boys, Amiens), Becci Gemmell (Hisperia, Audrey), Yasmin Bodalbhai (Gentlewoman to Celia, Phoebe), Louis Mahoney (Adam, Sir Oliver Martext
), David Ononokpono (Orlando), Ery Nzaramba (Oliver), Stavros Demetraki (Dennis, Silvius), and Justin Avoth (Jaques).
Sir Oliver Martext
, a "hedge-priest" hired by Touchstone to marry him to Audrey in somewhat dubious rites.
With Marin Ireland (Rosalind), Fred Weller (Orlando), Larry Coen (Touchstone), Johnny Lee Davenport (Duke Senior), Jeff Gill (Adam, Martext
), Jennie Israel (Phebe), Ali Marsh (Celia), Paul Melendy (Silvius), Dan Roach (Oliver), Fred Sullivan (Jaques), Noah Tuleja (Duke Frederick), Becky Webber (Audrey), and Jim Wrynn (Corin).
Preston Amiens, Sir Oliver Martext
Bob Stillman Boy Danny Fetter Corin Helmar Augustus Cooper Silvius Michael Esper Jaques Brian Bedford Audrey Vanessa Aspillaga Phoebe Jennifer Dundas Jaques de Boys Enver Gjokaj With: Alec Beard, Kristen Bush, Jordan Dean, Jocelyn Greene, Brian Henderson, Andre Holland, Chad Hoeppner, Steve Kazee.
Shakespeareans will remember how Jacques tells Touchstone that Sir Oliver Martext
will marry him to Audry "as they join wainscot; then one of you will prove a shrunk panel, and like green timber warp, warp" (AYLI 3.3.86-89); and how Claudius informs his court, in a painstakingly articulated period, how Gertrude has become "th'imperial jointress to this warlike state" Ham 1.2.9).
With Carla Noack (Rosalind), Tarah Flanagan (Celia), Christopher Gerson (Duke Frederick, William), Arthur Moss (Duke Senior), Andrew Carlson (Orlando), David Graham Jones (Oliver), Jacques Roy (Adam, Sir Oliver Martext
), Kern McFadden (Touchstone), Jonathan Gillard Daly (Jaques), Doug Scholz-Carlson (Amiens), Laura Coover (Phebe), Zachary Fine (Silvius), Kim Martin-Cotten (Audrey), Chris Mixon, (Charles, Corin), and others.
Miller Orlando de Boys Dion Johnstone Dennis Gareth Potter Donald, Silvius Jean-Michel LeGal Duke Frederick Stephen Russell Celia Sophie Goulet Rosalind Sara Topham Touchstone Stephen Ouimette Le Beau Steven Sutcliffe First Lord Ian Deakin Charles Dorian Foley Hisperia Lara Jean Chorostecki Duke Senior Barry MacGregor Jaques Graham Abbey Amiens Dan Chameroy First Forest Lord Gareth Potter Second Forest Lord Jacob James Third Forest Lord David Hogan Audrey Laura Condlln Phebe Adrienne Gould Corin Brian Tree William Anthony Malarky Sir Oliver Martext
Bernard Hopkins With: Martha Farrell, Shaun McComb, Lara Rose Tansey.
With Al Espinosa (Oliver), James Waterston (Orlando), Herb Foster (Adam), Alec Beard (Dennis), Gregory Derelian (Charles, William), Jennifer Ikeda (Celia), Lynn Collins (Rosalind), Richard Thomas (Touchstone), Philip Kerr (Le Beau), David Cromwell (Duke Frederick, Duke Senior) Bob Stillman (Amiens, Sir Andrew Martext
), Helmar Augustus Cooper (Corin), Michael Esper (Silvius), Brian Bedford (Jaques), Vanessa Aspillaga (Audrey),Jennifer Dundas (Phoebe), Enver Gjokaj (Jacques de Boys).