Study Guide

As You Like It Act 5, Scene 3

By William Shakespeare

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Act 5, Scene 3

Read the full text of As You Like It Act 5 Scene 3 with a side-by-side translation HERE.

  • 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. (See the "Trivia" section for more.) 
  • 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.

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