Daily Archives: March 18, 2019

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scenes 2-3

— 3.2 — On another part of the island, Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo were still talking and drinking. “Don’t criticize me,” Stephano said to Trinculo, who had wanted him to moderate his drinking. “When the barrel of wine is empty, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Dante’s PARADISE: A Discussion Guide — “Canto 6: Mercury — Roman Emperor Justinian”

“Canto 6: Mercury — Roman Emperor Justinian” What do Inferno, Canto 6 (Florentine politics) and Purgatory, Canto 6 (Italian politics) and Paradise, Canto 6 (the politics of the empire) have in common? Obviously, they have the topic of politics in common. … Continue reading

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