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How long does the play 'As You Like It' by William Shakespeare take in time from start to finish?

Question #106108. Asked by doomed.
Last updated Jun 08 2021.

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At http:link www.enotes.com membership is required to read much there, and I have it, but it's somewhat costly at about $15 a month. Worth it if you like literature.
Went there and read about this play for you: the summary includes, at the end, that a student should take some time for each of its five acts and use five hours to read it, one hour for each act. If you're already familiar with Shakespeare and Elizabethan English, it should take you less time. If performing 'As You Like It' the players should take still less time, since lines should be quickly said and replies made just as quickly, sometimes with a bit of overlap. Good plays are done as good conversation: with attention but the kind that shows in real engagement; it rings out in less than five hours! busted123

Response last updated by CmdrK on Jun 08 2021.
Jun 05 2009, 7:38 PM
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Act 1: A two day period beginning with Orlando and Oliver's fight, ending with Rosalind and Celia's departure.

Act 2: The following day, with Fredrick's discovery of Celia's absence.

Acts 3-5: No specific time frame, which shows Shakespeare's conception of the Forest of Arden as a place of timelessness and that there is "no clock in the forest."

link http://books.google.com/books?id=2GNeuyRk1UcC&pg=PA45&lpg=PA42&ots=8kUQnZWzrS&dq=%22as+you+like+it%22+time+span&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

Jun 05 2009, 9:43 PM
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