Study Guide

As You Like It Act 2, Scene 2

By William Shakespeare

Act 2, Scene 2

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  • Back at the court, Duke Frederick is flipping out because no one is confessing about seeing Rosalind and Celia run away together.
  • Frederick concludes that some court members were in on the girls' escape, and is informed that Touchstone the fool is also missing.
  • One of Celia's maids speculates that Orlando probably went off with the girls as well, since they were so impressed with his wrestling skills.
  • Duke Frederick demands that Orlando be brought to him and, if Orlando is nowhere to be found, then his brother Oliver should be brought in to find the young man.