Act 5, scene 1, Back at the pub.
Players: (Players leave with saying) Thank you for having us. (Exit)
Hostess: (To the players) It was a pleasure indeed. (Looks to Sly) A shrew by any other? Won't you say, lord Sly.
Sly: Yes, the play was quite...
Page: Wonderful, yes, my lord?
Sly: And has left me in deep thought.
Lord: Oh, how so...I found it very humorous to the highest level.
(Sly leaves his seat, Page follows after him, in wonder of what he was thinking)
Sly: Madam and huntsmen, come with me for a moment.
Huntsmen: Yes, sir.
Sly: (Leaves for a time period, and comes back alone) I have sent your huntsmen with my wife to my estate.
Lord: So soon?
Sly: Why say that, even though you have said we have been married for awhile.
Lord: Even so...?
(The servants runs up to him)
Serv: It is best we fall back, my lord, this drunk is no fool, as the besotted one in the play.
2 Serv: Make a lie and be quick about it!
3 Serv: Hurry lord, the sot's eyes are dripping with anger!
Lord: Yes! Messenger!
Messenger: Yes, sir?
Lord: (Moving close for only him to hear) Tell the page and huntsmen to hurry back. The plan has failed.
Messenger: Yes, sir? (Exits)
Lord: No! Not at all, things have come up and they need me to be the tamer. (Slowly leaving to the door with the servants right with him)
Hostess: Clever word play, my lord.