* BigLippedAlligatorMoment - The famous "all the world's a stage" speech (which actually has little to do with the meaning the quote is given) is a very morose speech delivered by [[TheEeyore the resident Eeyore]] and talks about the frailties of life and inevitability of death--very out of place in a sitcom-type comedy like ''As You Like It''.
** It happens at the end of the scene in which Jaques describes encountering Touchstone, who impresses him with a witty metaphor comparing... well, comparing a "sundial" (it's really his dick) to the way time works on humanity. He managed to make the process of first growing into yourself and then losing all that to the ravages of time hilarious, and thus inspires Jaques to try his hand at being a fool... except Jaques is reminded over the course of the scene of his current misfortunes (Duke Senior describes him as having been a "libertine" and mentions a few features that are consistent with the symptoms of syphilis) and so when he tries to copy Touchstone with a metaphor on the same topic, his observations are intelligent, but completely lacking in the humor that delighted him. So he makes himself sad again talking about how we're all going to die, and pretty much gives up on the idea of being a fool himself after that.
* HoYay
** Orlando courts Rosalind ''while he thinks she's a man''. Even in the productions that don't play this as him falling for "Ganymede,"[[note]]That name, by the by, originally belonged to Zeus' male lover in GreekMythology and thus was used to denote an object of male homosexual affection in Renaissance England[[/note]] the implications are pretty overt.
** Also a Les Yay: Rosalind and Celia.
** And more LesYay with Rosalind and Phoebe. Phoebe falls in LoveAtFirstSight with Rosalind dressed as a man when Silvius is trying to get her to marry him.
* LessDisturbingInContext: The "seven ages of man" speech is less disturbing when one realizes who is saying it and why.
* {{Moe}}: Rosalind is arguably the most lovable character in all of [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Some productions have genderswapped Jaques. The resulting lines come off as intensely Tsundere toward everyone.