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The Lord’s Bedchamber is taken from the Shakespeare play “Taming of the Shrew.” Christopher Sly is a drunken tinker who passes out in a bar. The Lord walks in, and upon seeing the prostrate Sly, decides to play a trick on him –

“Sirs, I will practise on this drunken man.”

He has Sly carried into his bedchamber, and when Sly awakens, convinces him that he has been ill, and that he is really the Lord. At some point they both sit down to watch a play, which is about “taming a shrew.” Shakespeare never returns to the outer frame of the Sly story, so we never know how the trick ends. Sly is trapped forever in delusion.

Welcome to The Lord’s Bedchamber.

 

 

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