Audrey (As You Like It) Audrey is a minor character in Shakespeare’s 1623 light comedy “As You Like It.” She is one of the forest inhabitants where Rosalind travels with her cousin Celia and the jester Touchstone. Audrey is a simple, country girl who is not particularly bright but lovely enough to catch the eye of two interested suitors, Touchstone and another forest dweller William. Touchstone, who runs linguistic circles around everyone for much of the play, manages to get rid of his competition and marries Audrey in the end. Given their difference in intellect, Touchstone and Audrey are obviously two people in lust rather than love.
Audrey - a song by Amber Oak
Audrey's Eyes - a song by Velocity Girl
Audrey, Start the Revolution! - a song by Anberlin
Paging Audrey - a song by Walter Becker
Song for Audrey - a song by Backseat Goodbye
Audrey of the Outback (Christine Harris) - Audrey is a 1930’s Australian outback girl with a lot on her mind. Her dad has gone away to work; her brother Price thinks he's too old for games; and little Dougie likes pretending to be a bird. So together with her best friend Stumpy, Audrey ponders some of life's big questions—like whether being a swaggie (or bush traveler, as explained in the handy glossary) is lonelier than being a girl, and whether it's better to be a sheep or a cow. Determined, mischievous, imaginative, and inquisitive, Audrey is Australia's response to Pippi Longstocking and Ramona Quimby. Part of a series including “Audrey Goes to Town” and “Audrey's Big Secret.” Recommended for ages 9-12.
Audrey, Wait! (Robin Benway) - When 16-year-old Audrey decides to dump her band-singer boyfriend, she has no idea that he will go on to write a chart-topping song about their breakup. With this sudden notoriety, Audrey must fend off the paparazzi. She unexpectedly finds herself in gossip magazines, and attempts to have a normal life despite it all. Her touching romance with an ice-cream-shop coworker hits some snags because of the situation, but Audrey perseveres. Recommended for ages 12-15.
Earth to Audrey (Susan Hughes) - With a free spirit, antennae-like pigtails, and a fondness for kooky-patterned dresses, Audrey breathes a fresh perspective into Ray's sleepy small town. Together, they spend their days seeing the Earth for the first time, new and astonishing. A cleverly written look at the powers of friendship and creative thinking. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Just Being Audrey (Margaret Cardillo) - Audrey Hepburn proves an irresistible a character in the pages of this children’s book. Growing up in WWII–era Europe, Audrey wanted only to be a dancer, but the other girls made fun of her physical hurdles: “She was too tall, her feet were too big, and her neck was too long,” and “her eyes seemed too big for her head.” Young readers will get the message: these were precisely the traits that made Audrey an iconic beauty as an adult. Recommended for ages 4-8.
Ordinary Audrey (Peter Harris) - Deadwood Deb is the toughest little girl in the Wild West. She can out-lasso, out-snarl, and out-eat even the biggest cowboys. So when word gets out that outlaws are on their way into town, the best solution is to make Deb the sheriff. There's only one problem-- Deb is vacationing in Florida, wrestling alligators! So the folks look to Deb's twin sister, Ordinary Audrey to protect them. But Audrey isn't Deb. She can't out-snarl, out-lasso, or even out-eat the bad guys. But luckily for Deadwood, Audrey can out-smart them. This charming story shows that brains are better than brawn. Recommended for ages 4-7.
Famous People Named Audrey - Audrey Hepburn (actress); Audrey Faith Perry (aka Faith Hill, country singer); Audrey Tautou (French actress); Audrey Wells (director); Audrey Munson (model/actress)
Famous People who Named their Daughter Audrey - Faith Hill (country singer); Sara Evans (country singer); Steve Zahn (actor)
Saint Audrey (7th Century) - Also known as Saint Etheldreda, St. Audrey was an Anglo-Saxon princess and daughter of King Anna of East Anglia. Despite taking a perpetual vow of virginity, she married twice. The first time she was widowed after three short years, and the second time, her husband changed his mind about wanting to consummate the marriage. She refused. Forced to flee with her husband hot on her trail, legend has it that a miraculous seven day high tide separated her husband from reaching her. Using her “noble strength,” she managed to escape and founded the great abbey of Ely where she was able to live out her strictly religious life. She died circa 680 from a tumor on her neck, which she gratefully accepted as divine punishment for her vanity in wearing necklaces in her youth. In the Middle Ages a fair in Ely was held in her name where lace neckerchiefs of poor quality were sold. This is how the word “tawdry” entered the English lexicon, a corruption of the name “Audrey,” to describe the shoddy merchandise. Her Feast Day is June 23 and she is the patron saint of throat and neck complaints.