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The Taming of the Shrew

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Enter BIONDELLO, LUCENTIO, and BIANCA. GREMIO is out before
BIONDELLO, LUCENTIO and BIANCA enter. GREMIO is already onstage.

BIONDELLO
Softly and swiftly, sir, for the priest is ready.
BIONDELLO
Quickly and quietly, sir. The priest is already there.


LUCENTIO
I fly, Biondello. But they may chance to need thee at home.
Therefore leave us.
LUCENTIO
We’re off, Biondello. But they may need you at home, so you go on back.
Exit LUCENTIO with BIANCA
LUCENTIO and BIANCA exit.

BIONDELLO
Nay, faith, I’ll see the church a' your back, and then come back to my master’s as soon as I can.
BIONDELLO
I’ll see them safely married first and then hurry back to my master’s.
Exit
He exits.

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GREMIO
I marvel Cambio comes not all this while.
GREMIO
I wonder why Cambio hasn’t shown up in all this time.
Enter PETRUCHIO, KATHERINE, VINCENTIO and GRUMIO with Attendants
PETRUCHIO, KATHERINE, VINCENTIO and GRUMIO enter, with attendants.



PETRUCHIO
Sir, here’s the door. This is Lucentio’s house.
My father’s bears more toward the marketplace.
Thither must I, and here I leave you, sir.
PETRUCHIO
Here is the door, sir. This is Lucentio’s house. My father-in-law lives closer to the marketplace. That’s where I’m going now, so I’ll leave you here.


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VINCENTIO
You shall not choose but drink before you go.
I think I shall command your welcome here,
And, by all likelihood, some cheer is toward.
VINCENTIO
You must not go without having a drink first. I think I may presume to welcome you, and they’re probably preparing some kind of feast to welcome me.
Knocks
He knocks.

GREMIO
They’re busy within. You were best knock louder.
GREMIO
They’re pretty busy in there. You’d better knock louder.