Pericles

I’ve never seen William Shakespeare’s play Pericles, Prince of Tyre, and now that I’ve read this summary I don’t think I need to.

From the summary of Act 4 Scene 5:

A SKEEVY MAN: Can you believe it? A prostitute preaching divinity?
ANOTHER SKEEVY MAN: I know! It’s made the sex act completely unappealing to me.
FIRST MAN: Let’s go listen to some vestal virgins sing.
SECOND MAN: I am done with rutting forever.

Shakespeare’s original:

Mytilene. A street before the brothel.

Enter, from the brothel, two Gentlemen
First Gentleman Did you ever hear the like?
Second Gentleman No, nor never shall do in such a place as this, she being once gone.
First Gentleman But to have divinity preached there! did you ever dream of such a thing?
Second Gentleman No, no. Come, I am for no more bawdy-houses: shall’s go hear the vestals sing?
First Gentleman I’ll do any thing now that is virtuous; but I am out of the road of rutting for ever.
Exeunt

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