I'd forgotten how hard it can be to read Shakespeare. If I hadn't cheated a little and read the summary on SparkNotes, I'm not sure I would have any idea what is going on so far. Helena and Bertham have just gotten married and he's run off to France to fight in a war. No idea which one, not sure it ever said. The role reversal is interesting - he hadn't wanted to marry her but the King agreed to let her marry any man she wanted to since she saved his (the king's) life.
I think I'm just going to read an act a day, since reading it kind of annoys me after a while.