Part 1, Scene 1* King Ferdinand is embroidering. * Calomarde wants to decree that all Spaniards learn to embroider. * King Ferdinand refuses to allow another Inquisition. * King Ferdinand explains that he is planning a revenge against those who did not support him. * Calomerde shows the King an intercepted letter. * Calomerde recounts the execution of one of the King's enemies, Riego. * King Ferdinand declares that Goya is either a fool or a brave man to have written the letter. * Calomerde shows King Ferdinand that Goya's house is visible from the palace. * Calomerde tries to convince King Ferdinand that Goya is not a great painter. * Calomerde recommends a death sentence for Goya. * Calomerde suggests that King Ferdinand's embroidery is greater art that Goya's. * The King inquires as to the recipient of the letter, Martin Zapater. * A heartbeat thrums in the background, frightening the King Ferdinand. * King Ferdinand doubles the guard around the palace...
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