As You Like It Translation Table of Contents
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Act 1, Scene 1
Orlando explains how his elder brother Oliver mistreats him. Oliver urges the court wrestler Charles to harm Orlando.
Act 1, Scene 2
Rosalind and Celia watch as Orlando wrestles, and defeats, Charles. Rosalind and Orlando fall in love.
Act 1, Scene 3
Rosalind and Celia discuss Orlando. Duke Frederick banishes Rosalind. Rosalind and Celia decide to flee in disguise.
Act 2, Scene 1
Duke Senior is living happily in the forest. He hears how Jacques is feeling melancholy and goes to meet him.
Act 2, Scene 2
Frederick discovers that Celia has left with Rosalind and Touchstone. He sends for Orlando's brother Oliver.
Act 2, Scene 3
Adam tells Orlando to flee to the forest to escape his brother and the duke. Adam offers him companionship and money.
Act 2, Scene 4
Disguised Rosalind and Celia, and Touchstone, hear Corin and Silvius discussing love. Rosalind and Celia buy a cottage.
Act 2, Scene 5
Jaques is enjoying feeling melancholy, and has Amiens sing to him. Jaques comes up with a song of his own.
Act 2, Scene 6
Adam is starving and exhausted. Orlando promises to go and find food for him.
Act 2, Scene 7
Jacques tells Duke Senior that he has met Touchstone. Orlando ambushes the men, but the Duke freely offers him food.
Act 3, Scene 1
Frederick confiscates Oliver's lands, and promises to banish him if he cannot find his brother within a year.
Act 3, Scene 2
Rosalind (as Ganymede) sees Orlando hanging poetry on the trees, and offers to help cure Orlando of his love-sickness.
Act 3, Scene 3
Touchstone flirts with Audrey and accepts that he must marry her to win her love. He asks Sir Oliver to marry them.
Act 3, Scene 4
Celia teases Rosalind about Orlando. Corin invites Celia and Rosalind to watch Silvius's attempts to woo Phoebe.
Act 3, Scene 5
Silvius begs Phoebe for her love. Rosalind (as Ganymede) rebukes her. Phoebe falls in love with "Ganymede."
Act 4, Scene 1
Rosalind and Jaques discuss melancholy. Rosalind then tests Orlando's love by berating him without breaking character.
Act 4, Scene 2
Orlando has failed to meet "Ganymede." It turns out he has been injured saving Oliver's life, and is recovering.
Act 5, Scene 1
Touchstone and Audrey discuss marriage. Touchstone humiliates William, Audrey's suitor.
Act 5, Scene 2
Oliver has fallen in love with "Aliena." "Ganymede" promises Orlando that he will marry Rosalind, and sets up a plan.
Act 5, Scene 3
Touchstone and Audrey prepare to get married. They stumble upon some of Duke Senior's pages, who sing for them.
Act 5, Scene 4
The couples marry. Frederick becomes a religious recluse, reinstating Duke Senior. Jaques leaves before the celebration.