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Saturday, October 18, 2014

All’s Well That Ends Well - Act II

All's Well That Ends Well
Act II

Why, your dolphin is not lustier.

A breakthrough. After switching from audio to a text version for Act II I’m better able to grasp what the hell is going on. I’ve divined that the King is indeed ailing and that furthermore he is actually the King of France. Who chews the fat with a few of his lords as they prepare to head off to the Florentine war. I didn’t catch who Helena is but she offers to cure the big cheese of what ails him in exchange for being able to take her pick of a husband.

The fair lady cures the king and decides that she’ll have one Bertram, who prefers not to have her due to her low station in life. After a stern talking to from the King he sees the error of his ways. Then there’s a spat between Lafeu and Parolles – still not quite clear on who they are – with the latter getting the worst of it. And Bertram doesn't want anything to do with Helena after all and goes off to ware. Onward I go now and haste me again to Act III.

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