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Shakespeare - Alls Well That Ends Well

William Shakespeare

Narrator Multiple Narrators

Publisher: ArTree

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ACT I  
Scene 1. Bertram, the young Count of Rossillion, is leaving home to take his place at the court of the  
King of France, who is gravely ill. Bertram bids farewell to his mother the widowed Countess, her  
friend the old lord Lafew and the young and virtuous Helena, daughter of a famous doctor now  
deceased, who lives as a dependant in the old Countess’s household. Helena is passionately in love  
with Bertram, though without hope because he is so far above her in birth. Parolles, a blustering  
soldier who has attached himself to Bertram, is also going to the French court and Helena determines  
to follow. She has learned the mysteries of medicine from her father; if she can cure the King, she may  
win Bertram’s heart.  
Scene 2. The ailing King tells of war between the Florentines and Sienese; he will give permission to  
any young gentleman of France who wishes to go to Italy in search of glory. Bertram arrives and the  
King greets him warmly.  
Scene 3. The Countess gently forces Helena to admit her love for Bertram and reveal her plan to  
attempt the King’s cure. The old lady kindly offers her support. 
Duration: about 3 hours (02:37:12)
Publishing date: 2020-03-08; Unabridged; Copyright Year: — Copyright Statment: —