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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 4 (Conclusion)

— 5.4 — Duke Senior, Amiens, Jaques, Orlando, Oliver, and Celia were gathered together. Duke Senor asked, “Do you believe, Orlando, that the young Ganymede can do everything that he has promised?” “I sometimes do believe that he can, and … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 3

— 5.3 — In another part of the forest, Touchstone said, “Tomorrow is the joyful day, Audrey. Tomorrow we will be married.” “I want to marry you with all my heart,” Audrey said, “and I hope it is not an … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scenes 1-2

— 5.1 — Touchstone and Audrey were talking about getting married. “We shall find a time to be married, Audrey. Be patient, gentle Audrey.” “The priest — Sir Oliver Martext — was good enough to marry us, despite everything that … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scenes 2-3

— 4.2 — Jaques and some Lords, who were dressed like foresters, had been hunting in the forest. The hunt had been successful; they had killed a horned stag. Jaques asked, “Whose shot killed the deer?” One of the Lords … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 1

— 4.1 — In another part of the forest, Rosalind, Celia, and Jaques were talking. Jaques said to Rosalind, “Please, pretty youth, let me become better acquainted with you.” “They say you are a melancholy fellow.” “I am melancholy. I … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scenes 4-5

— 3.4 — In another part of the forest, Rosalind and Celia were talking. Rosalind was upset because Oliver had not come to woo her at the time they had arranged. “Don’t talk to me,” Rosalind said. “I am going … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 3

— 3.3 — In another part of the forest, Touchstone was talking to Audrey, a goatherd. Jaques was close enough to them to overhear what they said. “Come quickly, good Audrey. I will help you with your goats, Audrey. And … Continue reading

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