Daily Archives: March 2, 2019

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene 1

 — 1.1 — Lucentio and Tranio, his servant, had just arrived in Padua, Italy. They were conversing in a public street. Lucentio said, “Tranio, I have always wanted to see beautiful Padua, nursery of learning and home of a famous … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Dante’s PURGATORY: A Discussion Guide — “Canto 21: Fifth Ledge — Avarice and Wastefulness (Statius)”

Canto 21: Fifth Ledge — Avarice and Wastefulness (Statius) Why does the mountain of Purgatory occasionally tremble? The Mountain of Purgatory trembles when a soul is ready to move from Purgatory to the Forest of Eden and then to Heaven. … Continue reading

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