• Enter BIONDELLO, LUCENTIO, and BIANCA. GREMIO is out before

    BIONDELLO

    Softly and swiftly, sir, for the priest is ready.

    LUCENTIO

    I fly, Biondello. But they may chance to need thee at home.
    Therefore leave us.
    Exit LUCENTIO with BIANCA

    BIONDELLO

    Nay, faith, I’ll see the church a' your back, and then come back to my master’s as soon as I can.
    Exit

    GREMIO

    5I marvel Cambio comes not all this while.
    Enter PETRUCHIO, KATHERINE, VINCENTIO and GRUMIO with Attendants

    PETRUCHIO

    Sir, here’s the door. This is Lucentio’s house.
    My father’s bears more toward the marketplace.
    Thither must I, and here I leave you, sir.

    VINCENTIO

    You shall not choose but drink before you go.
    10I think I shall command your welcome here,
    And, by all likelihood, some cheer is toward.
    Knocks

    GREMIO

    They’re busy within. You were best knock louder.
  • BIONDELLO, LUCENTIO and BIANCA enter. GREMIO is already onstage.

    BIONDELLO

    Quickly and quietly, sir. The priest is already there.

    LUCENTIO

    We’re off, Biondello. But they may need you at home, so you go on back.
    LUCENTIO and BIANCA exit.

    BIONDELLO

    I’ll see them safely married first and then hurry back to my master’s.
    He exits.

    GREMIO

    I wonder why Cambio hasn’t shown up in all this time.
    PETRUCHIO, KATHERINE, VINCENTIO and GRUMIO enter, with attendants.

    PETRUCHIO

    Here is the door, sir. This is Lucentio’s house. My father-in-law lives closer to the marketplace. That’s where I’m going now, so I’ll leave you here.

    VINCENTIO

    You must not go without having a drink first. I think I may presume to welcome you, and they’re probably preparing some kind of feast to welcome me.
    He knocks.

    GREMIO

    They’re pretty busy in there. You’d better knock louder.