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As You Like It is a comedy that was written by William Shakespeare in 1599. The play follows the life of Rosalind as she flees her uncle's court and is accompanied by her cousin to the Forest of Arden. This classic play remains influential today as it has been adapted for radio, film, and musical theatre. William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon, is known for his many sonnets and plays that have stood the test of time. Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon. He married at a young age and had three children. At age 21, Shakespeare began to have success in his business venture, an acting company known as the King's Men. He also began writing at this time and would ultimately complete many of the most famous works in all of literature. Shakespeare's plays were well-loved from the beginning and even today his popularity remains unparalleled. The cause of Shakespeare's death is unknown, but he is honored today in Westminster Abbey in the Poet's Corner.