Abridged Twelfth Night/#2/Entourage/Act 1, Scene 3

The scene opens at Olivia’s estate with her entourage on
stage.  Sir Toby Belch says “What a
plague means my niece to take the death of her brother thus?”  Maria, Olivia’s gentlewoman, says “Sir Toby,
you must come in earlier o’ nights. Your cousin, my lady, takes exception to
your ill hours. Your quaffing and drinking will undo you.  I heard my lady talk of it yesterday, and of
a foolish knight that you have brought in to be her wooer.”  Sir Toby says “Who, Sir Andrew
Aguecheek?”  Maria says “Ay, he.”  Toby defends him.  Maria counters his arguments, saying
“moreover, he’s drunk nightly in your company.”
Sir Andrew enters.  Andrew and
Maria bicker.  Maria exits.  Sir Andrew tells Sir Toby “I’ll home tomorrow.
Your niece will not be seen, or if she be, it’s four to one she’ll none of me. The
Duke himself here woos her.”  Toby says
“She’ll none o’ th’ Count.”  Andrew
responds “I’ll stay a month longer.
Shall we set about some revels?”
Toby replies “What shall we do else?”

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