Daily Archives: March 1, 2019

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: A Retelling in Prose — Vast of Characters, and Induction (Introduction)

CAST OF CHARACTERS A Lord. CHRISTOPHER SLY, a Tinker. Hostess, Page, Players, Huntsmen, and Servants: Persons in the Introduction. BAPTISTA, a rich Gentleman of Padua. VINCENTIO, an old Gentleman of Pisa. LUCENTIO, son to Vincentio; in love with Bianca. Lucentio … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Dante’s PURGATORY: A Discussion Guide — “Canto 20: Fifth Ledge — Avarice and Wastefulness (Hugh Capet)”

Canto 20: Fifth Ledge — Avarice and Wastefulness (Hugh Capet) Briefly describe the exempla (examples) of the virtue that is opposed to Avariciousness that are presented in Canto 20. Dante does not question Pope Adrian V anymore, although he would … Continue reading

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