Daily Archives: November 24, 2017

David Bruce: Gambling Anecdotes

https://pixabay.com/en/playing-cards-paper-game-joker-2933375/ On September 20, 1973, Billie Jean King and Bobby Briggs met in a tennis match played in the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. The match came about because of the braggadocio of Mr. Briggs, who enjoyed making outrageous bets and … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Ben Jonson’s VOLPONE: A Retelling — Act 1, Scene 2

— 1.2 — Mosca arrived with Nano the dwarf, Castrone the eunuch, and Androgyno the hermaphrodite. The three had been summoned to entertain Volpone. Nano was holding a paper. Nano the dwarf said, reading from his notes, “Now, make room … Continue reading

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