As You Like It
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As You Like It Act 5, Scene 3 Summary Page 1
- Audrey and Touchstone are in the forest, and both look forward to getting married tomorrow (completely coincidentally). Audrey hopes that her desire to be a married woman isn't immodest.
- Two of Duke Senior's pages find them and agree to sing a little song for the occasion. They sing about what happens in the country every spring – the birds sing and couples have sex in rye fields.
- Brain Snack: The Barenaked Ladies did a version of this song for a 2005 production of the play. Listen to a short music clip here.
- Touchstone, ever the romantic, finds the tune badly sung and senseless. He teases that, though the pages kept musical time, they've wasted his time. Zing! Then he's off with Audrey.