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Scene, 1) a stage, a theatre; or the place represented by the stage: “forsook his s. and entered in a brake,” Mids. III, 2, 15. the s. is now transported to Southampton; there is the playhouse now, H5 II Prol. 34. II Prol. 34 “woe's s.” R3 IV, 4, 27 (so the duchess of York calls herself). “a queen in jest, only to fill the s.” R3 IV, 4, 27 “in Troy there lies the s.” R3 IV, 4, 27. “when he might act the woman in the s.” Cor. II, 2, 100. “where we lay our s.” Rom. I Prol. Rom. I Prol.
2) part of an act; so much of a play as passes between the same persons in the same place: “last s. of all is second childishness,” As II, 7, 163. “they gape and point at your industrious --s and acts of death,” John II, 376. “a breath, a little s.” R2 III, 2, 164. H6C V, 6, 10. R3 II, 2, 38. Hml. II, 2, 460. III, 2, 81. Ant. I, 3, 78.
3) an action exhibited to spectators, a play, a spectacle: “as Chorus to their tragic s.” Phoen. 52. “fat Falstaff hath a great s.” Wiv. IV, 6, 17. “that's the s. that I would see,” Ado II, 3, 225. “what a s. of foolery have I seen,” LLL IV, 3, 163. “the s. begins to cloud,” V, 2, 730. “a tedious brief s. of young Pyramus,” Mids. V, 56. “more woeful pageants than the s. wherein we play in,” As II, 7, 138. Wint. IV, 1, 16. IV, 4, 604. R2 V, 3, 79. H4B I, 1, 159. IV, 5, 198. H5 I Chor. H5 I Chor. III Chor. H5 I Chor. IV Chor. H5 I Chor. H5 I Chor.. Troil. I, 3, 173. Cor. V, 3, 184. Rom. IV, 3, 19. Caes. III, 1, 112. Hml. II, 2, 418. Hml. II, 2, 418 Per. IV Prol. 6. IV, 4, 7.
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