The Spanish Tragedy - Act 3, Scene 1 Summary & Analysis

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The Viceroy comes in, accompanied by Villuppo and other members of the court. He complains, in blank verse, about how miserable he is following the death of Balthazar. A Courtier comments that he is surprised that Alexandro could be filled with such hate, but Villuppo says it was obvious during the battle that Alexandro's friendship with Andrea was false. The Viceroy tells him to stop talking about it, and orders that Alexandro be brought to him so he can be executed.

Guards bring Alexandro in. He again protests his innocence, but the Viceroy refuses to listen, ordering him to be burned. As Alexandro is tied to the stake, he proclaims that Villuppo will be punished for spreading such lies about him. Villuppo angrily calls him a killer just as the Ambassador rushes in with news that Balthazar is alive, giving the Viceroy letters from him. The Viceroy reads them and...

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