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Time to get up. you must dream your existence away? SEGISMUNDO: i have been asleep? CLOTALDO: sleeping and dreaming. SEGISMUNDO: DreamingIf all that i used to be dreaming yet a breath in the past used to be so like being wakeful - 1 has to be dreaming now. The dream the place i'm — but this dreaming turns out to me as genuine as — I see. I see. i need to be nonetheless asleep. It has to be in order that whilst I sleep, I dream i'm wakeful. CLOTALDO: What was once your dream? SEGISMUNDO: My dream? It used to be a dream, you assert? CLOTALDO: definite, all a dream. SEGISMUNDO: Oh. 70 CLOTALDO: What do you have in mind? SEGISMUNDO: keep in mind? What do I have in mind. The reminiscence started— The dream begun while I aroused from sleep. We pay attention fragments and notice photos o f the sooner scene: echoes o f the making a song, actors, projections, silhouettes i used to be resting on a mattress whose coverlets have been flecked with fields of tiny plant life of the spring. a bunch of amazing nobles bowed to me —and waited on me hand and foot— introduced outfits, positive outfits, and jewels to me. Then, Clotaldo, you approached and uttered phrases— CLOTALDO and SEGISMUNDO: (together) Your royal highness — allow me be the 1st to pay my reverent respects, and greet you as our powerful King. SEGISMUNDO: Clotaldo? Is it you? right here during this position? Why do you, my jailer, pay me homage during this manner? CLOTALDO: you're the Crown Prince of Polonia, And inheritor obvious to the throne. you want to have then embraced me difficult and thanked me handsomely, and heaped rewards upon my head for bearing you such satisfied information. SEGISMUNDO: No! I curse you. Lunge at you. I grab your neck. seventy one I attempt to homicide you for being this type of vile traitor for your Prince. CLOTALDO: As merciless as that have been you? And was once it correct and simply to deal with me hence? SEGISMUNDO: i'm the King! i've got the fitting to punish all people who ever wronged me! Voices and photographs emerge out o f the reminiscence. ESTRELLA: My lord, may well you, despite earlier misfortunes, Reign right here lengthy and prosper good. ASTOLFO: And although the crown comes overdue to gentle upon your head, endlessly may possibly it relaxation untarnished there. SEGISMUNDO: I hate you all! No, no. now not all. there's a girl— there's a lady that I enjoyed — The voice and photo o f ROSAURA flow around the house. ROSAURA: you may be nice. dwell loose, and allow your anger die. For i'm one among the area who is familiar with you've got a gradual soul. SEGISMUNDO: The shadow of that love is still with me. greater than a dream, greater than a reminiscence — It lives within m e—here. it's as actual— seventy two StillI misplaced— It makes me unhappy. CLOTALDO: The napping movement of the eagle's wings lulled you to sleep and taken you desires of hovering as much as lofty heights. negative fellow, enable me unfastened your chains awhile. don't stay on issues that by no means have been. What you take into accout now used to be not anything yet a dream. SEGISMUNDO: All we keep in mind then is not anything yet a dream? Our thoughts — Did they truly take place, then? Or did we dream all of them? We must not ever comprehend— CLOTALDO: yet although it was once a dream you will have taken care of me extra justly. Your dream would definitely were a greater dream when you had taken pity at the trustworthy show who has raised you from a toddler, and not in his existence meant ailing to return to you.