"What are you giggling at?" Jasfoup glared across the room at the half-drunk playwright who was in the process of crossing out several lines of the new play "The Taming of the Shrew".
"I've just had a much better idea for the scene where Petruchio first meets Katherina and decides to marry her for her dowry despite her protestations," said Marlowe.
"Oh?" Jasfoup drummed his fingers on the table. "Do tell, though I doubt you'll best the outline I've suggested."
Marlowe giggled again and scrawled in another line. "Instead of appealing to her good judgement and love of her sister," he said, "Petruchio hits her with a shovel."
"Very noble," said Jasfoup. "And are there custard pies at the wedding feast?"
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