The Comedy of Errors: ‘One That Would Have Me’ | Shakespeare’s Globe | Rent or Buy on Globe Player


Where runnest thou so fast? Do you know me, sir? Am I Dromio? Am I your man? Am I myself? Thou art, Dromio. Thou art my man, thou art thyself. I am an ass, I am a woman’s man, and besides myself. What woman’s man? And how besides thyself? Marry, sir, besides myself I am due to a woman. One that claims me, one that haunts me, one that will have me. What claim lays she to thee? Marry, sir, such claim as you would lay to your horse; and she would have me as a beast – not that, I being a beast, she would have me, but that she, being a very beastly creature, lays claim to me. What is she? A very reverent body – ay, such a one as a man may not speak of without he say ‘sir-reverence.’ I have but lean luck in the match, and yet is she a wondrous fat marriage. How dost thou mean, a fat marriage? Marry, sir, she’s the kitchen wench, and all grease; and I know not what use to put her to but to make a lamp of her and run from her by her own light. I warrant her rags and the tallow I them will burn a Poland winter. If she lives till doomsday she’ll burn a week longer than the whole world. Experience five extraordinary new productions from Shakespeare’s globe at your local cinema: Globe on Screen. The Duchess of Malfi, staring Gemma Atterton Titus Andronicus Julius Cesar Antony and Cleopatra and The Comedy of Errors Spellbinding performances an unforgettable cinema experience for more information visit globeonscreen.com.

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