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Drama Indigenous Peoples Of The Americas

William Shakespeare's As You Like It, A Radical Retelling

by (author) Cliff Cardinal

Playwrights Canada Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2022
Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, Canadian
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    Dec 2022
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    Dec 2022
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The title of William Shakespeare’s As You Like It holds a double meaning that teasingly suggests the play can please all tastes. But is that possible? With his subversive updating of the Bard’s classic, Indigenous creator and cultural provocateur Cliff Cardinal seeks to find out. The show exults in bawdy humour, difficult subject matter, and raw emotion; Cardinal is not one to hold back when it comes to challenging delicate sensibilities.

About the author

Cliff Cardinal is a multiple-award-winning Cree playwright and actor. After graduating from the playwriting program at the National Theatre School of Canada, Cliff went on to write three solo plays, including Huff and Stitch, both of which garnered him awards. In addition to his work in theatre, he has also completed a music project called Cliff Cardinal and The Skylarks who recently released their debut album, This Is Not A Mistake. Cliff lives in Toronto.

Cliff Cardinal's profile page


  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Award
  • Short-listed, Trillium Book Awards

Editorial Reviews

“It is anarchic and tender and seething and raw. And important for us now.”

Istvan Dugalin, Istvan Reviews

“Unlike any other production of the play, past or future.”

Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine

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