King Ottocar, His Rise and Fall: Tragedy in Five Acts

King Ottocar, His Rise and Fall: Tragedy in Five Acts

King Ottocar, His Rise and Fall: Tragedy in Five Acts

King Ottocar, His Rise and Fall: Tragedy in Five Acts

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The castle at Prague: Queen Margaret's antechamber. Doors right and left; the one at the right leads to the inner rooms.

Before this door Seyfried Merenberg stands
guard, leaning on his halberd; enter Lady Elizabeth and another lady-in-waiting from the Queen's chamber

ELIZABETH

Quick, Barbara, be off! Fetch Master Niklas!
The Queen seems well but I still feel concern.

to a servant who enters

Have you the balm? Give it to me, my friend.
O most unhappy day! My poor, poor lady!

MERENBERG

enters

How fares the Queen?

ELIZABETH

She keeps her courage up;
But not without some cost, as one can see.

MERENBERG

Who stays with her?

ELIZABETH

The Count of Hapsburg, sir. That I must live to see this day!

exit into the Queen's chamber

MERENBERG

My son!

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