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A tempestuous noise of thunder and lightning heard Enter a MASTER and a BOATSWAIN
Loud noises of a storm with thunder and lightning. A ship’s MASTER and

BOATSWAIN

Boatswain = Ship’s officer in charge of the hull and other equipment. Pronounced “bósun”

BOATSWAIN
enter.

MASTER
Boatswain!
MASTER
Boatswain!

BOATSWAIN
Here, master. What cheer?
BOATSWAIN
I’m here, sir. How can I help you?

MASTER
Good, speak to th' mariners. Fall to ’t yarely, or we run ourselves aground. Bestir, bestir.
MASTER
My good boy, give the other sailors a pep talk—and do it fast, before we’re shipwrecked. Hurry, hurry!
Exit MASTER
The MASTER exits.
Enter MARINERS
SAILORS enter.


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BOATSWAIN
Heigh, my hearts! Cheerly, cheerly, my hearts! Yare! Yare!
Take in the topsail.—Tend to th' master’s whistle.—Blow, till thou burst thy wind, if room enough!
BOATSWAIN
Come on, men! That’s the way to do it! Quickly! Quickly! Take in the upper sail. Listen to the master’s orders. —Blow your heart out, storm! So long as we have enough room to avoid running aground!
Enter ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, FERDINAND, GONZALO, and others
ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, FERDINAND, GONZALO, and others enter.


ALONSO
Good Boatswain, have care. Where’s the Master?
Play the men.
ALONSO
Be careful, good Boatswain! Where’s the Master? Make these men work.

BOATSWAIN
I pray now, keep below.
BOATSWAIN
Please stay below deck, sir.

ANTONIO
Where is the Master, Boatswain?
ANTONIO
Where’s the Master, Boatswain?

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