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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s KING JOHN: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scenes 1-3

— 5.1 — King John, Cardinal Pandulph, and some attendants were in a room of the King’s palace. Cardinal Pandulph was holding King John’s crown. King John said to Cardinal Pandulph, “Thus have I yielded into your handthe circle — … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 1

— 2.1 — Brutus was alone in his garden. He called for his young servant to come to him, “Lucius!” He said to himself, “Tonight is stormy, so I cannot, by looking at the progress of the stars, tell how … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene 2

 — 1.2 — In a public place in Rome were standing Julius Caesar, Calpurnia (Caesar’s wife), Brutus, Portia (Brutus’ wife), Mark Antony, Decius Brutus, Cicero, Caius Cassius, and Casca. A great crowd of people, among them a soothsayer (fortune teller), … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s 3 HENRY VI: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scenes 5-7 (Conclusion)

— 5.5 — The battle was over, and King Edward IV was triumphant. King Edward IV, Duke Richard of Gloucester, and Duke George of Clarence stood together with their prisoners: Queen Margaret, the Earl of Oxford, and the Duke of … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s 3 HENRY VI: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scenes 2-4

— 5.2 — On 14 April 1471, the Battle of Barnet was being fought on a battlefield near Barnet. King Edward IV met the Earl of Warwick, who was mortally wounded and whose eyesight was failing. King Edward IV said … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s 3 HENRY VI: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 1

— 5.1 — The Earl of Warwick, the Mayor of Coventry, two messengers, and some others stood upon the walls of Coventry. The Earl of Warwick asked, “Where is the messenger who came from the valiant Earl of Oxford? How … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s 3 HENRY VI: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scenes 7-8

— 4.7 — Before the town of York stood King Edward IV, Duke Richard of Gloucester, Lord Hastings, and some soldiers. King Edward IV said, “Now, brother Richard, Lord Hastings, and the rest, so far Lady Fortune is making us … Continue reading

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