A tempestuous noise of thunder and lightning heard.
Enter a Shipmaster and a Boatswain.
Here, master. What cheer?
Good, speak to th' mariners. Fall to 't yarely,
or we run ourselves aground. Bestir, bestir!
Heigh, my hearts! Cheerly, cheerly, my 
hearts! Yare, yare! Take in the topsail. Tend to th'
Master's whistle.--Blow till thou burst thy wind, if
Enter Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Ferdinand,
Gonzalo, and others.
Good boatswain, have care. Where's the Master?
Play the men. 
I pray now, keep below.
Where is the Master, boatswain?
Do you not hear him? You mar our labor.
Keep your cabins. You do assist the storm.
Nay, good, be patient. 
When the sea is. Hence! What cares these
The Shipwreck, a Mediterannean seascape. Voyagers struggle for survival, on ship and overboard.
Engraving by Abraham Casembrot (1573-1670?) © The Trustees of the British Museum.