Rosalind

Definition

Theater

  • The daughter of the banished Duke in As You Like It.Rosalind is the longest female role in any Shakespearean play. Famousperformances in the part include Vanessa Redgrave's in 1961.She spends most of the play disguised as a young man (Ganymede) inthe Forest of Arden. The witty and engaging Rosalind lampoonsromantic love, while clearly being deeply in love with Orlando.
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