Much Ado about Nothing
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Much Ado about Nothing

Act I, Scene 1 Much Ado about Nothing Before LEONATO’S house.         [Enter LEONATO, HERO, and BEATRICE, with a Messenger] Leonato. I learn in this letter that Don Peter of Arragoncomes this night to Messina. Messenger. He is very near by this: he was not three leagues offwhen I left him. 5…

Merry Wives of Windsor
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Merry Wives of Windsor

Merry Wives of Windsor Act I, Scene 1 (Merry Wives of Windsor) Windsor. Before PAGE’s house. [Enter SHALLOW, SLENDER, and SIR HUGH EVANS] Robert Shallow. Sir Hugh, persuade me not; I will make a Star-chamber matter of it: if he were twenty Sir JohnFalstaffs, he shall not abuse Robert Shallow, esquire. Slender. In the county…

Love Labour Lost Darma
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Love Labour Lost Darma

Love Labour Lost Darma Act I, Scene 1The king of Navarre’s park Love Labour Lost Darma)     Love’s Labour’s Lost [Enter FERDINAND king of Navarre, BIRON, LONGAVILLE] [p]and DUMAIN] Ferdinand. Let fame, that all hunt after in their lives,Live register’d upon our brazen tombsAnd then grace us in the disgrace of death; 5When, spite…

The Winters Tale Shakespeare Drama
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The Winters Tale Shakespeare Drama

The Winters Tale Shakespeare Drama Act I, Scene 1 The Winters Tale Shakespeare Drama Antechamber in LEONTES’ palace. [Enter CAMILLO and ARCHIDAMUS] Archidamus. If you shall chance, Camillo, to visit Bohemia, onthe like occasion whereon my services are now onfoot, you shall see, as I have said, greatdifference betwixt our Bohemia and your Sicilia. Camillo….

Two Gentlemen of Verona
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Two Gentlemen of Verona Shakespeare Drama

Act I, Scene 1 Two Gentlemen of Verona Verona. An open place. [Enter VALENTINE and PROTEUS] Valentine. Cease to persuade, my loving Proteus:Home-keeping youth have ever homely wits.Were’t not affection chains thy tender daysTo the sweet glances of thy honour’d love, 5I rather would entreat thy companyTo see the wonders of the world abroad,Than, living…

The Merchant of Venice
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The Merchant of Venice

Act 1, Scene 1 of The Merchant of Venice [Enter ANTONIO, SALARINO, and SALANIO] Antonio. In sooth, I know not why I am so sad:It wearies me; you say it wearies you;But how I caught it, found it, or came by it,What stuff ’tis made of, whereof it is born, 5I am to learn;And such…

A Midsummer Night's Dream
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare Darma

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act I, Scene 1 Athens. A Midsummer Night’s Dream The palace of THESEUS [Enter THESEUS, HIPPOLYTA, PHILOSTRATE, and Attendants] Theseus. Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hourDraws on apace; four happy days bring inAnother moon: but, O, methinks, how slowThis old moon wanes! she lingers my desires, 5Like to a step-dame or…

The Taming of the Shrew
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The Taming of the Shrew Shakespeare Drama

The Taming of the Shrew Shakespeare Drama Prologue Enter HOSTESS and SLY Christopher Sly. I’ll pheeze you, in faith. Hostess. A pair of stocks, you rogue! Christopher Sly. Y’are a baggage; the Slys are no rogues. Look in thechronicles: we came in with Richard Conqueror. Therefore, paucas 5pallabris; let the world slide. Sessa! Hostess. You…

The Comedy of Errors of Shakespeare
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The Comedy of Errors of Shakespeare

The Comedy of Errors of Shakespeare Act I, Scene 1 of The Comedy of Errors of Shakespeare A hall in DUKE SOLINUS’S palace. Enter DUKE SOLINUS, AEGEON, Gaoler, Officers, and other] [p]Attendants] Aegeon. Proceed, Solinus, to procure my fallAnd by the doom of death end woes and all. Solinus. Merchant of Syracuse, plead no more;…