Shakespeare classic coming to Delta with radical reimagining

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Later this month Delta College’s theater program debuts its rendition of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.”

The works of Shakespeare has been adapted and modified throughout the years. Reimaginings have ranged from

New York gang musicals to robot-filled science fiction.
“As You Like It” has already seen variations ranging from a Japanese asthetic all the way to a blue grassy country vibe.

Delta will follow the tradition with a 1960s beach party rendition.

Those unfamiliar with the particular play might think the mash up as awkward and out of place, but in all actuality it can fit naturally, unlike Shakespeare’s more intense and dramatic plays such as “Hamlet” or “Macbeth.”

“As You Like It” is what romantic comedies rip off today.

The play begins its run 8 p.m. in the campus Studio Theater on Oct. 19. It runs 8 p.m. Oct. 20 and Oct. 26-27, with 2 p.m. matinee Sunday showings on Oct. 21 and Oct. 28.