ELLE Canada reviews As You Like It at the 2010 Stratford Shakespeare Festival

By: Ava Baccari, Photography courtesy of Stratford Shakespeare Festival

If you’re in Stratford, Ontario this summer, you likely fall under one of the following categories—Feel free to organize yourself accordingly:

1) Bieber-obsessed tweens fanning across the city with a “Bieber-iffic Map” (I kid you not) retracing the spots the pop sensation lunched, dated and went to school, as part of a City of Stratford tourism plug.

2) Just-as-loyal Christopher Plummer fans flocking to the Festival Theatre to catch Captain Georg Von Trapp in this Stratford season’s (un)official headliner, Shakespeare’s The Tempest.

When I left the ELLE Canada office Friday afternoon for the three-hour trek to Stratford (1.5 if you have a map and know how to follow it,) I fell into neither of those categories: for my BFF’s birthday gift, we headed out to see Shakespeare’s As You Like It. I hereby declare it the third reason to make your way to Stratford for its eponymous Shakespeare festival this summer. (more…)