By William Shakespeare
“A younger guy married is a guy that’s marr’d.”
—All’s good That Ends Well
Eminent Shakespearean students Jonathan Bate and Eric Rasmussen supply a clean re-creation of this vintage play approximately gender, hope, and sexual love.
THIS quantity additionally contains greater than 100 PAGES OF specific FEATURES:
• an unique creation to All’s good That Ends Well
• incisive scene-by-scene synopsis and research with very important proof in regards to the work
• observation on previous and present productions in line with interviews with top administrators, actors, and designers
• pictures of key RSC productions
• an summary of Shakespeare’s theatrical profession and chronology of his plays
Ideal for college students, theater execs, and common readers, those smooth and available variations from the Royal Shakespeare corporation set a brand new common in Shakespearean literature for the twenty-first century.
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COUNTESS Well12, sir. LAVATCH No, madam, ’tis now not so good that i'm terrible, notwithstanding some of the wealthy are damned. but when i'll have your ladyship’s solid will to visit the realm, Isbel the woman15 and i'm going to do16 as we may well. COUNTESS Wilt thou needs17 be a beggar? LAVATCH I do beg your solid will as a result. COUNTESS In what case? LAVATCH In Isbel’s case and mine personal. carrier isn't any heritage20: and that i imagine I shall by no means have the blessing of God until eventually i've got factor o’my physique, for they are saying bairns22 are benefits. COUNTESS Tell me thy this is because thou wilt marry. LAVATCH My negative physique, madam, calls for it. i'm pushed on by means of the flesh, and he needs to wishes go25 that the satan drives. COUNTESS Is this your whole worship’s26 cause? LAVATCH Faith, madam, i've got different holy27 purposes, corresponding to they're. COUNTESS May the world29 recognize them? LAVATCH I were, madam, a depraved creature, as you and all flesh and blood are, and certainly I do marry that i'll repent. 32 COUNTESS Thy marriage, prior to thy wickedness. LAVATCH I am out o’ buddies, madam, and that i wish to have neighbors for my wife’s sake. 35 COUNTESS Such buddies are thine enemies, knave. LAVATCH You’re shallow, madam, in37 nice pals, for the knaves come to do38 that for me which i'm aweary of. He that ears my land spares my staff and provides me go away to in39 the crop. If I be his cuckold, he’s my drudge; he that comforts40 my spouse is the cherisher41 of my flesh and blood; he that cherishes my flesh and blood loves my flesh and blood; he that loves my flesh and blood is my pal: ergo43, he that kisses my spouse is my buddy. If males may be contented to be what they are44, there have been no worry in marriage, for younger Charbon the Puritan45 and outdated Poysam the Papist, howsome’er46 their hearts are severed in faith, their heads are either one. they could jowl47 horns jointly, like all deer i’th’herd. COUNTESS Wilt thou ever be a foul-mouthed and calumnious49 knave? LAVATCH A prophet I, madam, and that i communicate the reality the next52 manner. Sings For I the ballad will repeat, Which males complete precise shall locate: Your marriage comes by means of future, Your cuckoo sings through variety. fifty six COUNTESS Get you long past, sir. I’ll speak with you extra anon. fifty seven REYNALDO May it please you, madam, that he bid Helen come to you: of her i'm to talk. To Lavatch COUNTESS Sirrah, inform my gentlewoman i might communicate along with her — Helen, I suggest. Sings LAVATCH ‘Was this reasonable face the cause,’ quoth she62, ‘Why the Grecians sackèd Troy? sixty three Fond64 performed, performed fond, used to be this King Priam’s65 pleasure? ’ With that she sighèd as she stood, With that she sighèd as she stood, And gave this sentence68 then: ‘Among69 9 undesirable if one be solid, between 9 undesirable if one be reliable, There’s but one solid in ten. ’ COUNTESS What, one stable in ten? You corrupt the song72, sirrah. LAVATCH One stable lady in ten, madam; that's a purifying o’th’song. could God may serve the world75 so all the yr! We’d locate no fault with the tithe-woman76, if I have been the parson.