The Taming of the Shrew

by: William Shakespeare

  Induction Scene 2

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SLY

Marry, I will. Let them play it. Is not a comonty a
Christmas gambold or a tumbling-trick?

SLY

Okay, bring on the play. But what’s a “

comonty

With “comonty,” Sly is trying to say “comedy” but gets the word wrong, never having heard it before.

comonty
?” Some sort of Christmas skit or display of acrobatics?

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No, my good lord, it is more pleasing stuff.

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No, my good lord, this is nicer stuff.

SLY

120What, household stuff?

SLY

What, like stuff from a house?

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    It is a kind of history.

PAGE

No, it’s a story.

SLY

Well, we’ll see ’t. Come, madam wife, sit by my side and let the world slip. We shall ne'er be younger.

SLY

Well, let’s watch it. Come, madam wife, sit here beside me. Let’s forget our cares. We’re not getting any younger.
They sit
They sit.