Act 5 Scene 4
Duke Senior asks Orlando whether this Ganymede can ‘do all this that he hath promised’. Orlando is not sure. Rosalind, as Ganymede, enters with Silvius and Phoebe, admitting that ‘he’ has ‘promised to make all this matter even’. Rosalind checks that Duke Senior will allow his daughter to marry Orlando and, that if Ganymede turned out to be unavailable, Phoebe will marry Silvius. ‘Ganymede’ then leaves with Celia and the duke muses that he sees ‘some lively touches’ in him that remind him of Rosalind.
Touchstone and Audrey enter and Jaques introduces Touchstone as the clown he met in the forest. Hymen, the god of marriage, enters with Celia and Rosalind, who is no longer dressed as Ganymede. Upon seeing Rosalind, Phoebe says ‘If sight and shape be true, / Why then, my love adieu’ and agrees to marry Silvius. Hymen then marries all four couples, including Touchstone and Audrey, before leading a wedding hymn.
Jaques de Bois, ‘the second son of old Sir Rowland’ arrives, saying Duke Frederick had entered the forest to ‘put [his brother] to the sword’ but was ‘converted’ by an ’old religious man’ and decided to bequeath his crown 'to his banished brother’. After a celebration dance, Rosalind speaks alone to the audience, despite it not being ‘the fashion to see the lady the epilogue’ and asks for their applause in appreciation.