One way to divide up a play or film would be according to who is speaking, or rather to distinguish conversations - who is speaking with whom. This approach is useful for Ruth too, since biblical narrative includes much "direct speech", and the book of Ruth more than usual!
Notice that these schemes (dividing the book by scenes or speeches) are not really exclusive but operate at different levels and can be combined to break the text up into sensible units at different levels.
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