Daily Archives: May 9, 2019

David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scenes 2-3

— 1.2 — In the garden of Julia’s home in Verona, Julia and her waiting-woman, Lucetta, were talking. The name “Lucetta” is a diminutive of “Lucy.” Julia said, “Lucetta, now we are alone, tell me whether you would advise me … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Lloyd Alexander’s THE BOOK OF THREE: A Discussion Guide — Chapters 13-15

Chapter 13: The Hidden Valley What do we learn about Medwyn in Chapter 13? What wisdom does he have? Medwyn’s wisdom lies in caring for (and talking to) animals and in preferring peace over war. Medwyn is a mythic figure. … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Music Anecdotes

Hans Pfitzner, composer of the opera Palestrina, went to a German town for an event and stayed in a small hotel. He got up early and started composing, but at 7:30 a.m. workers began to break up with a drill … Continue reading

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