Monthly Archives: October 2018

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 7

  — 4.7 — In a tent in the French camp were Cordelia, the disguised Kent, the gentleman, and a doctor. Some servants were also present.Music was playing softly. Cordelia said, “Oh, Kent, you good man, how shall I live … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 6

— 4.6 — In a field near Dover, Edgar, who was now dressed like a peasant, was leading his blinded father, the old Earl of Gloucester, who wanted to be taken to a cliff near Dover so that he could … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scenes 3-5

— 4.3 — At the French camp near Dover, the disguised Kent talked to a gentleman, the same one whom he had asked to go to Dover and give a just and truthful report of how King Lear was being … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scenes 1-2

— 4.1 — The disguised Edgar was alone on the heath. He said to himself, “It is better to be like this and know that I am despised than to be still despised and yet have people flatter me. To … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 7

— 3.7 — The Duke of Cornwall, Regan, Goneril, and Edmund, along with some servants, were in a room in the Earl of Gloucester’s castle. The Duke of Cornwall said to Goneril, “Ride quickly to the Duke of Albany, your … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR: A Retelling in Prose

— 3.5 — In the Earl of Gloucester’s castle, the Duke of Cornwall and Edmund, the Earl of Gloucester’s deceitful and illegitimate son, were talking. As Edmund had promised himself he would do, he had informed the Duke of Cornwall … Continue reading

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Students Don’t Know Shakespeare?

Originally posted on Ripe Good Scholar:
I came across a news article today that said a recent study found that one-third of British students didn’t know who Shakespeare was. I was immediately incredulous because frankly most journalists are terrible at…

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