Daily Archives: February 25, 2019

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scenes 1-4

— 4.1 — Count Paris had been talking to Friar Lawrence and asking him to officiate at his wedding to Juliet. Friar Lawrence now said, “On Thursday, sir? The time before the wedding is held is very short.” “This is … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Dante’s PURGATORY: A Discussion Guide — “Canto 16: Third Ledge — Anger (Marco the Lombard)”

Canto 16: Third Ledge — Anger (Marco the Lombard) What purgation is given to the wrathful, and why is it fitting? Here the wrathful are enveloped with a thick smoke as part of their purgation. Mark Musa writes, “The smoke … Continue reading

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