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Act 1 Scene 1

1) Agrippine, Albine
2) Agrippine confides in Albine that, by kidnapping Junie, Néron is undermining her plans and is hence indicative of her future disgrace

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Act 1 Scene 2

1) Agrippine, Burrhus, Albine
2) Agrippines accuses Burrhus and Sénèque of being responsible for her sidelining
2) Burrhus justifies himself by pointing to the merit of Néron's reign

3

Act 1 Scene 3

1) Agrippine, Britannicus, Narcisse, Albine
2) Britannicus laments the kidnapping of Junie and Agrippine offers her assistance

4

Act 1 Scene 4

1) Britannicus, Narcisse
2) Britannicus tells Narcisse he is determined to regain power, even if he doubts the honesty of Agrippine

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Act 2 Scene 1

1) Néron, Burrhus, Narcisse, Gardes
2) Néron orders Palace's exile because he suspects him of leading Agrippine astray

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Act 2 Scene 2

1) Néron, Narcisse
2) Néron confides in Narcisse, who reveals himself to be a double agent, that he is in love with Junie
3) Néron learns that Junie and Britannicus are in love with one another

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Act 2 Scene 3

1) Néron, Junie
2) Neron confesses his love to Junie and asks her to marry him
3) Junie gives many reasons for refusing him and ends up confessing her love for Britannicus
4) Néron states that Junie has to break up with Britannicus or else Néron will kill him

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Act 2 Scene 4

1) Néron, Junie, Narcisse
2) Narcisse announces the arrival of Britannicus
3) Néron hides in order to observe the interaction of Britannicus and Junie

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Act II Scene 5

1) Junie, Narcisse
2) Junie asks Narcisse to warn Britannicus but she is too late as Britannicus is already there

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Act 2 Scene 6

1) Junie, Britannicus, Narcisse
2) First meeting of Junie and Britannicus
3) Forced to be cold by Néron, Junie cannot explain to Britannicus that they are being watched by Néron and is forced to chase him away with an icy tone

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Act 2 Scene 7

1) Neron, Junie, Narcisse
2) Junie flees in tears and refusing to listen to Néron

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Act 2 Scene 8

1) Néron, Narcisse
2) Néron is furious now that he has seen the love that Britannicus and Junie hold for one another
3) Néron asks Narcisse to torment Britannicus

13

Act 3 Scene 1

1) Néron, Burrhus
2) Burrhus tries in vain to deter Néron from loving Junie

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Act 3 Scene 2

1) Burrhus
2) Burrhus fears Néron's cruel nature and does not know how to appease his fury
3) Seeing Agrippine, he wants to confide his worries in her

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Act 3 Scene 3

1) Agrippine, Burrhus, Albine
2) Aggripine accuses Burrhus of being responsible for the exile of Pallas and Néron's plan to divorce Octavie to marry Junie
3) Agrippine threatens Burrhus with slander and the restoration of Britannicus
4) Burrhus defends Néron

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Act 3 Scene 4

1) Agrippine, Albine
2) Agrippine vents her anger to Albine
3) Agrippine says she is prepared to do anything in order to have revenge on Néron

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Act 3 Scene 5

1) Britannicus, Agrippine, Narcisse, Albine
2) Agrippine confirms her support for Britannicus

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Act 3 Scene 6

1) Britannicus, Narcisse
2) Narcisse tries to dissuade Britannicus from seeing Junie
3) Junie appears in the distance and Narcisse runs to warn Néron

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Act 3 Scene 7

1) Britannicus, Junie
2) Second meeting between Junie and Britannicus
3) Junie reassures Britannicus of her love for him and warns him of the danger that threatens him

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Act 3 Scene 8

1) Néron, Britannicus, Junie
2) Néron catches Britannicus kneeling in front of Junie
3) Scene of confrontation between the two brothers, in which Néron has Britannicus arrested
4) Junie threatens to retire from the world to avoid being an object of contention between the two brothers

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Act 3 Scene 9

1) Néron, Burrhus
2) Néron accuses Agrippine of having organised the meeting between Junie and Britannicus
3) Néron orders Burrhus to arrest his mother

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Act 4 Scene 1

1) Agrippine, Burrhus
2) Burrhus tells Agrippine that Néron has agreed to meet with her

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Act 4 Scene 2

1) Agrippine, Néron
2) First encounter between Agrippine and Néron
3) In her tirade, Agrippine reminds Néron of the crimes that she committed in order to put him on the throne
4) Néron accuses her of acting only to satisfy her own ambition for power and accuses her of supporting Britannicus
5) Néron pretends to ascent to all her demands, notably a reconciliation with his brother

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Act 4 Scene 3

1) Néron, Burrhus
2) Néron reveals that he has lied to his mother and that he will kill Britannicus in the next few hours
3) Burrhus tries to reason with him and says he would rather die than see Néron become a tyrant
4) Faced with the tears of Burrhus, Néron gives in to his pleas

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Act 4 Scene 4

1) Néron, Narcisse
2) Néron tells Narcisse that he wants to reconcile himself with Britannicus
3) Néron persuades him to poison Britannicus

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Act 5 Scene 1

1) Britannicus, Junie
2) Third and final meeting of Junie and Britannicus
3) Britannicus rejoices at Néron's decision to stage a reconciliation
4) Junie cries because she mistrusts Néron

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Act 5 Scene 2

1) Agrippine, Britannicus, Junie
2) Agrippine orders Britannicus to quickly go to Néron pour to conclude the reconciliation

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Act 5 Scene 3

1) Agrippine, Junie
2) Agrippine calms Junie's worries
3) Agrippine re-established her power, suggesting she is responsible for the current situation by virtue of her intervention and renewed influence over Néron

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Act 5 Scene 4

1) Agrippine, Junie Burrhus
2) Burrhus reveals the death of Britannicus
3) Junie flees

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Act 5 Scene 5

1) Agrippine, Burrhus
2) Burrhus recounts how Britannicus' death came about