Unjustly deposed by his brother, the noble Duke Senior retreats to the Forest of Arden and forms a utopia with his loyal followers while his daughter, Rosalind, remains at court as a companion to her cousin.

When forbidden romance enters their lives, the girls assume disguises and flee to the forest, where they encounter a magical world of friendly outlaws and wise fools.

Both a light-hearted comedy and a deeper exploration of social and literary issues, this play features a memorable cast of characters and some of Shakespeare's finest poetry.