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Antony and Cleopatra: Act IV, Scene 3

Antony and Cleopatra
Act IV, Scene 3

Alexandria. Before Cleopatra’s palace.

  1. Enter a company of Antony’s Soldiers.

Antony’s First Soldier

1
  1. Brother, good night; tomorrow is the day.

Antony’s Second Soldier

2 - 3
  1. It will determine one way; fare you well.
  2. Heard you of nothing strange about the streets?

Antony’s First Soldier

4
  1. Nothing. What news?

Antony’s Second Soldier

5
  1. Belike ’tis but a rumor. Good night to you.

Antony’s First Soldier

6
  1. Well, sir, good night.
  1. They meet other Soldiers.

Antony’s Second Soldier

7
  1. Soldiers, have careful watch.

Antony’s Third Soldier

8
  1. And you. Good night, good night.
  1. They place themselves in every corner of the stage.

Antony’s Second Soldier

9 - 11
  1. Here we. And if tomorrow
  2. Our navy thrive, I have an absolute hope
  3. Our landmen will stand up.

Antony’s First Soldier

12 - 13
  1.                            ’Tis a brave army,
  2. And full of purpose.
  1. Music of the hoboys is under the stage.

Antony’s Second Soldier

14
  1.                      Peace, what noise?

Antony’s First Soldier

15
  1.                    List, list!

Antony’s Second Soldier

16
  1. Hark!

Antony’s First Soldier

17
  1.       Music i’ th’ air.

Antony’s Third Soldier

18
  1.                   Under the earth.

Antony’s Fourth Soldier

19
  1. It signs well, does it not?

Antony’s Third Soldier

20
  1.                             No.

Antony’s First Soldier

21 - 22
  1.     Peace, I say.
  2. What should this mean?

Antony’s Second Soldier

23 - 24
  1. ’Tis the god Hercules, whom Antony lov’d,
  2. Now leaves him.

Antony’s First Soldier

25 - 26
  1.                 Walk; let’s see if other watchmen
  2. Do hear what we do.

Antony’s Second Soldier

27
  1.                     How now, masters?

All Antony’s Soldiers

28 - 29
  1. Speak together.
  2.                   How now?
  3. How now? Do you hear this?

Antony’s First Soldier

30
  1.                            Ay, is’t not strange?

Antony’s Third Soldier

31
  1. Do you hear, masters? Do you hear?

Antony’s First Soldier

32 - 33
  1. Follow the noise so far as we have quarter;
  2. Let’s see how it will give off.

All Antony’s Soldiers

34
  1.                                 Content. ’Tis strange.
  1. Exeunt.
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