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Guards at the Taj

Act One, Scene Three



Basics

Show Type
Genders
  • : 0
  • : 2
Age Ranges
  • Young Adult
  • Adult
Style
Period
Time/Place
Agra, outside the Taj Mahal, 1648, nighttime,
Act/Scene
Act One, Scene Three

Scene Context

Humayun and Babur are best friends who work as palace guards for Shah Jahan, Emperor of India. At

Scene Text

Start: Humayun: BABUR! BABUR! BABUR! You’re here. You’re on time.
Babur: I had a terrible dream.
Humayun: I have some good news!

End: Humayun: You’ll do three days and then you’ll come out and it’ll just be me and you. You and me. No more talk of Beauty. No more talk of killing the King. Okay? Okay. Okay. Guards! Guards! GUARDS!

Joseph, Rajiv. Guards at the Taj. Dramatists Play Service, New York, NY. 2015. pp. 31-39.