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

— 2.5 — In the Tower of London, Edmund Mortimer, the Earl of March, sat in a chair. With him were some of his jail keepers. He had a claim to the throne, and so King Henry IV had imprisoned … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s 1 HENRY VI: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 4

— 2.4 — In a garden with rose bushes, some bearing red roses and some bearing white roses, near the Middle and Inner Temples in London, the Duke of Somerset, the Earl of Suffolk, and the Earl of Warwick stood, … Continue reading

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

— 2.2 — The English had taken the town of Orleans. Inside the town, Lord Talbot, the Duke of Bedford, the Duke of Burgundy, a Captain, and some others were standing. The Duke of Bedford said, “The day begins to … Continue reading

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

— 2.1 — On the wall protecting Orleans, which was now controlled by the French, a Sergeant gave orders to two sentinels who would guard the city: “Sirs, take your places and be vigilant. If you hear any noise or … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s 1 Henry VI: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scenes 5-6

— 1.5 — The battle began. Lord Talbot fought Charles the Dauphin and drove him back. Joan la Pucelle fought some English soldiers and drove them back. Lord Talbot said to himself, “Where is my strength, my valor, and my … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s 1 HENRY VI: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene 4

— 1.4 — A French Master Gunner and his son stood on the wall of Orleans beside a cannon. The Master Gunner said to his son, “Sirrah, you know how Orleans is besieged by the English, and how the English … Continue reading

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

— 1.3 — In London, before the Tower of London, the Duke of Gloucester stood. With him were some serving men, dressed in blue coats; blue was the color traditionally worn by serving men. The Tower of London was a … Continue reading

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