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The Spanish Tragedy | Scene Summaries

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Act 1, Scene 1 The Spanish Tragedy opens with a prologue to the action to come, in which the Ghost of Andrea and Revenge appear togethe... Read More
Act 1, Scene 2 At the Spanish camp on the field of battle, the King of Spain arrives with his retinue to ask the general of the Spanish... Read More
Act 1, Scene 3 At the Portuguese court, the Viceroy of Portugal enters with his attendants to ask if the Ambassador of Portugal has lef... Read More
Act 1, Scene 4 Horatio and Bel-Imperia meet at Lorenzo's house, whereupon Bel-Imperia asks him to describe the death of her lover, the ... Read More
Act 1, Scene 5 At an undetermined location, The Ghost of Andrea and Revenge comment on the events of the play so far. The Ghost of Andr... Read More
Act 2, Scene 1 At Lorenzo's home, Lorenzo has been keeping constant company with Balthazar with the intent of keeping alive the flames ... Read More
Act 2, Scene 2 At the Duke of Castile's home, Horatio and Bel-Imperia meet to exchange words of love. Pedringano points the scene out t... Read More
Act 2, Scene 3 This scene likely takes place at the Spanish court. The King of Spain, his brother the Duke of Castile, and the Ambassad... Read More
Act 2, Scene 4 Pedringano escorts Bel-Imperia safely to Hieronimo's garden, where Horatio awaits her. It is clear she trusts Pedringano... Read More
Act 2, Scene 5 Hieronimo enters his garden with a sword and torch, looking for the person who cried out his name and roused him from hi... Read More
Act 2, Scene 6 At an undetermined location, the Ghost of Andrea and Revenge bracket the events revealed in Act 2. The Ghost of Andrea a... Read More
Act 3, Scene 1 At the Portuguese court, the Viceroy of Portugal continues to bewail the wheel of chance that has lost him both son and ... Read More
Act 3, Scene 2 This scene is assumed to take place outside Lorenzo's house, probably sometime the next day, given Pedringano's comment ... Read More
Act 3, Scene 3 In Saint Luigi's Park at eight o'clock that night, Pedringano enters with a pistol in hand, calling on both the weapon a... Read More
Act 3, Scene 4 Early the next morning at Lorenzo's house, Balthazar finds his friend and host Lorenzo pacing and worried that their rol... Read More
Act 3, Scene 5 At an undetermined location somewhere between Lorenzo's house and the prison, the page with the box in hand stops and op... Read More
Act 3, Scene 6 At the site of Pedringano's execution, Hieronimo, in his peacetime role of adjudicator, enters with his deputy. Hieronim... Read More
Act 3, Scene 7 Later that same day at his house, Hieronimo expresses his inability to encompass his sense of unresolved injustice and g... Read More
Act 3, Scene 8 Isabella and her maid discuss which herbs Isabella can take to heal her breaking heart, but realizing that nothing will ... Read More
Act 3, Scene 9 At Lorenzo's home, Bel-Imperia is in her apartment at her window lamenting her treatment at the hands of her brother and... Read More
Act 3, Scene 10 Lorenzo, Balthazar, and the page are in Lorenzo's home. Lorenzo wants to make absolutely certain that Pedringano is dead... Read More
Act 3, Scene 11 Addition 3 pretty much makes up the entire scene, in which two Portuguese gentlemen enter to meet Hieronimo in his home ... Read More
Act 3, Scene 12 At the Spanish court, Hieronimo enters carrying a rope and a poniard (a small, slender knife), evidently intent upon usi... Read More
Act 3, Scene 13 Hieronimo enters with the book still in hand and trying to work out the best way and time to carry out a plan of revenge... Read More
Act 3, Scene 14 The Viceroy of Portugal and his brother Don Pedro have speedily arrived at the Spanish court. While the Duke of Castile ... Read More
Act 3, Scene 15 At an undetermined location concluding Act 3, the Ghost of Andrea finds Revenge asleep and angrily shakes him awake. Rev... Read More
Act 4, Scene 1 Hieronimo is with Bel-Imperia in Lorenzo's house. As if mirroring the previous scene between the Ghost of Andrea and Rev... Read More
Act 4, Scene 2 Isabella enters the garden with a "weapon" and in a fit of despair and anger tries to utterly destroy the tree from whic... Read More
Act 4, Scene 3 At the Spanish court the next day, Castile enters to find Hieronimo busy setting the curtain for the play. Seemingly in ... Read More
Act 4, Scene 4 At the Spanish court, everything is ready for the entertainment, and the audience enters to be seated. The King of Spain... Read More
Act 4, Scene 5 The Ghost of Andrea declares himself quite satisfied and sums up the succession of murders that culminate in fulfilling ... Read More
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