Daily Archives: February 19, 2019

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scenes 3-4

— 2.3 — Friar Lawrence was up early and was out in a meadow collecting herbs and placing them in his wicker basket. He talked to himself as he looked at the plants around him, “The morning smiles at the … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Dante’s PURGATORY: A Discussion Guide — “Canto 8: Prepurgatory — The Serpent and the Two Angels” and “Canto 9: Prepurgatory — First Prophetic Dream and Saint Peter’s Gate”

Canto 8: Prepurgatory — The Serpent and the Two Angels Why do two angels dressed in green (the color of hope) and bearing blunted swords appear at the beginning of Canto 8? As sunset occurs on Easter Sunday, a soul … Continue reading

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