with reference to as you like it desribe its popularity with crowds
It was very popular as it appealed to the humour of the masses greatly (Especially the cuckolding). Also, the several ironies pleased them (such as Celia acting to be a priest - they were generally males, Rosalind pretending to be Ganymede pretending to be Rosalind again, etc.) Then, Rosalind fainting and Touchstone's wise remarks and nonsensical explanations humoured them. Over-all this was a laughter- evoking play.