• A tempestuous noise of thunder and lightning heard Enter a MASTER and a BOATSWAIN

    MASTER

    Boatswain!

    BOATSWAIN

    Here, master. What cheer?

    MASTER

    Good, speak to th' mariners. Fall to ’t yarely, or we run ourselves aground. Bestir, bestir.
    Exit MASTER
    Enter MARINERS

    BOATSWAIN

    Heigh, my hearts! Cheerly, cheerly, my hearts! Yare! Yare!
    5Take in the topsail.—Tend to th' master’s whistle.—Blow, till thou burst thy wind, if room enough!
    Enter ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, FERDINAND, GONZALO, and others

    ALONSO

    Good Boatswain, have care. Where’s the Master?
    Play the men.

    BOATSWAIN

    I pray now, keep below.

    ANTONIO

    Where is the Master, Boatswain?
  • Loud noises of a storm with thunder and lightning. A ship’s MASTER and BOATSWAIN enter.

    MASTER

    Boatswain!

    BOATSWAIN

    I’m here, sir. How can I help you?

    MASTER

    My good boy, give the other sailors a pep talk—and do it fast, before we’re shipwrecked. Hurry, hurry!
    The MASTER exits.
    SAILORS enter.

    BOATSWAIN

    Come on, men! That’s the way to do it! Quickly! Quickly! Take in the upper sail. Listen to the master’s orders. —Blow your heart out, storm! So long as we have enough room to avoid running aground!
    ALONSO, SEBASTIAN, ANTONIO, FERDINAND, GONZALO, and others enter.

    ALONSO

    Be careful, good Boatswain! Where’s the Master? Make these men work.

    BOATSWAIN

    Please stay below deck, sir.

    ANTONIO

    Where’s the Master, Boatswain?