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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s 3 HENRY VI: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene 2

— 1.2 — Richard and Edward, who were two of the Duke of York’s sons, and the Marquess of Montague talked together in the Duke of York’s castle: Sandal Castle, located near Wakefield in West Yorkshire. They were discussing who … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s 3 Henry VI: A Retelling in Prose — Cast of Characters and Act 1, Scene 1

CAST OF CHARACTERS Male Characters King Henry VI. Edward, Prince of Wales, King Henry VI’s son. Louis XI, King of France. Duke of Somerset. At the end of 2 Henry VI, the then Duke of Somerset is killed; at the … Continue reading

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

— 5.2 — The first battle of St. Albans was taking place on 22 May 1455. At this particular location, a sign of the Castle, an inn at St. Albans, was displayed. The Earl of Warwick said, “Lord Clifford of … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s 2 HENRY VI: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 1

— 5.1 — In the fields between Dartford and Blackheath, the Duke of York and his army of Irish soldiers stood. Drummers and soldiers holding battle flags were present. The Duke of York said to himself, “From Ireland thus come … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s 2 HENRY VI: A Retelling — Act 4, Scenes 8-10

— 4.8 — A battle was being fought at Southwark, a district of London. Jack Cade ordered, “Up Fish Street! Down Saint Magnus’ Corner! Kill and knock down! Throw them into the Thames River!” Fish Street was a major approach … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s 2 HENRY VI: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 7

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N5C7W2V/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i74— 4.7 — In Smithfield, London, the battle had taken place. The rebels were victorious and had killed the great warrior Matthew Goffe. Jack Cade said, “So, sirs, now some of you go and pull down the Savoy — the … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s 2 HENRY VI: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scenes 3-6

— 4.3 — The battle took place, and Sir Humphrey Stafford and William Stafford were slain. Jack Cade and the rebels then discussed their victory. Jack Cade asked, “Where’s Dick, the butcher of Ashford?” Dick the Butcher said, “Here, sir.” … Continue reading

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