The Spanish Tragedy - Act 3, Scenes 14 and 15 Summary & Analysis

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Act 3, Scenes 14 and 15 Summary

The King, accompanied by Castile, Bel-Imperia, Lorenzo and Balthazar, greets the Viceroy and his court. As part of his speech of welcome, he announces that Bel-Imperia and Balthazar are to be married the next day, unless the Viceroy disapproves. The Viceroy agrees to the marriage, bestows his crown upon Balthazar, and announces his resolve to withdraw from public life and devote himself to prayer. He, the King, Bel-Imperia, Balthazar and the two courts go out, leaving Castile alone with Lorenzo.

Castile says he's heard rumors that Lorenzo has somehow wronged Hieronimo, and is keeping him from seeing the King. As Lorenzo protests, Castile warns him that Hieronimo is held in very high regard at court, and Lorenzo risks damaging his own reputation if the rumors are true. Lorenzo says he's only kept Hieronimo from the King because he's so unstable, adding that it...

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