Act 1, Scene 1* Camillo, a lord of Sicilia and Archidamus, a lord of Bohemia, are talking about having Camillo visit Bohemia. * Camillo says that he thinks their respective kings conduct a visit to each other. * The two kings are good friends since childhood, but do not see each other in some time because of their royal obligations. * Camillo and Archidamus then express their mutual admiration of, and confidence in, the young prince of Sicilia, Mamillius.
Act 1, Scene 2* King Leontes, Queen Hermione, and Prince Mamillius of Sicilia enter with King Polxenes of Bohemia. * Polixeness says he stays in Sicilia for nine months, and is grateful for the hospitality, but that he must get back to Bohemia before something bad happens. * Leontes asks him to stay longer, and Polixenes politely refuses. * Hermione then says that Leontes assures Polixenes that everything is well in Bohemia, as they are notified of a day...
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