|As You Like It has the dubious honor of being Shakespeare's longest comedy. When you discover all the plot twists and turns, you'll see why it's so long.|
Rosalind loves Orlando (not Bloom, but think of him if it helps you). Seems simple, right? Ha! Then there wouldn't be a play!
Orlando is disinhereited by his father. Rosalind is banished by her uncle who, by the way, usurped her father's dukedom and banished him earlier. Naturally she disguises herself as a boy and hangs out in the forest with her cousin Ceila and the clown Touchstone. If that's not confusing enough, read the play. We guarantee you'll be amply confused--but it'll all get sorted out. Honest.