Missing Scenes

Its late on a Friday so I don’t expect this post to get much traffic, but we shall see :).
The post about Iago’s convincing of Roderigo to kill Cassio got me thinking — what scenes does Shakespeare *not* give us, that you wish he did? Imagine Shakespeare was alive today and we got a sort of “director’s cut” of your favorite play, including deleted scenes. What scenes are on your wish list?
The Iago / Roderigo example is a simple one (because its inclusion doesn’t really do much for the plot). Hamlet’s loaded with them — the initial confrontation between Hamlet and Ophelia (during his feigned madness), Ophelia’s death as Gertrude watches…
What else?

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4 thoughts on “Missing Scenes

  1. I can't get enough of the "merry war" between Beatrice and Benedick in Much Ado…I would love a few "flashbacks" to discover how they got started!

  2. I want to see how on earth Celia convinced Touchstone to join her and Rosalind on their flight to the Forest of Arden. (Also, what happened twelve months after the end of Love's Labour's Lost, but I think that is an entire missing play.)

  3. I'd love a bit of insight into what Antonio and Sebastian got up to in the three months (!) that elapse between Act I and Act II of Twelfth Night.

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