Monthly Archives: November 2018

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 1

— 3.1 — The Welsh priest Sir Hugh Evans and Simple, who was Slender’s servant, were in a field near Frogmore. They had been waiting for Doctor Caius to show up to fight a duel. Sir Hugh had a Bible … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR — Act 2, Scene 3

— 2.3 — The following morning, the French Doctor Caius and his servant John Rugby stood in a field near Windsor. Duels were illegal, and so they were often fought in the morning. If they were fought later, they would … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR — Act 2, Scene 2

— 2.2 — Falstaff and Pistol talked together in a room at the Garter Inn. “I will not lend you a penny,” Falstaff said. “Why, then the world’s my oyster, which I with sword will open,” Pistol said. “I will … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 1

— 2.1 — On a street in Windsor, Mrs. Page stood looking at Falstaff’s love letter to her. She said to herself, “Have I escaped love letters in the holiday-time of my beauty — when I was young — and … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: A Retelling — Act 1, Scene 4

— 1.4 — In a room of the house of the French Doctor Caius, Mistress Quickly was talking with Slender’s manservant Peter Simple. Also present was Doctor Caius’ manservant John Rugby. Mistress Quickly did not want Doctor Caius to know … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scenes 2-3

— 1.2 — Sir Hugh Evans and Simple, Slender’s manservant, came out of the Pages’ house. Sir Hugh had instructions to give to Simple. “Go your ways, and ask of the French Doctor Caius’ house which is the way,” Sir … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: A Retelling in Prose — Cast of Characters and Act 1, Scene 1

Cast of Characters Male Characters SIR JOHN FALSTAFF. FENTON, a young Gentleman, in love with Anne Page. ROBERT SHALLOW, a Country Justice. ABRAHAM SLENDER, Nephew to Justice Shallow. FRANK FORD: a Gentleman dwelling at Windsor. GEORGE PAGE: a Gentleman dwelling … Continue reading

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