Monthly Archives: June 2019

David Bruce: George Peele’s THE ARRAIGNMENT OF PARIS: A Retelling — Act 1, Scenes 3-4

— 1.3 — Flora entered the scene. Pan said, “Flora, well met, and for the pains you have taken, we poor country gods remain thy debtors. We are obliged to you.” As goddess of flowers and gardens, Flora made beautiful … Continue reading

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David Bruce: George Peele’s THE ARRAIGNMENT OF PARIS: A Retelling — Cast of Characters, Prologue, and Act 1, Scenes 1-2

CAST OF CHARACTERS The Olympian Gods and Goddesses Jupiter, king of all the gods. He is often called Jove. Juno, queen of the gods. Apollo, god of music, medicine, and the Sun. Bacchus, god of wine and revelry. Diana, goddess … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s PERKIN WARBECK: A Retelling — Act 5, Scenes 3-4 and Epilogue

— 5.3 — Theconstable, some officers, Perkin Warbeck, Christopher Urswick, and Lambert Simnel (formerly a Pretender, but now one of King Henry VII’s falconers) went to a place of public punishment. They were followed by the rabble. Some newly built … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s PERKIN WARBECK: A Retelling — Act 5, Scenes 1-2

— 5.1 — At St. Michael’s Mount, a small tidal island off the shore of Cornwall, Lady Katherine and Jane Douglas, wearing riding suits, talked together. One servantwas with them. Perkin Warbeck was away with his army, seeking to win … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s PERKIN WARBECK: A Retelling — Act 4, Scenes 4-5

— 4.4 — The Earl of Oxford and Lord Chamberlain Giles Dawbeney talked together in the Palace of Westminster. “No news from Scotland yet, my lord?” the Earl of Oxford asked. “Not any but what King Henry VII knows himself,” … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s PERKIN WARBECK: A Retelling — Act 4, Scene 3

— 4.3 — King James IV of Scotland, the Bishop of Durham, and Pedro Hialas talked together. The Bishop of Durham and Pedro Hialas were trying to convince King James IV of Scotland to abandon his support of Perkin Warbeck. … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s PERKIN WARBECK: A Retelling — Act 4, Scenes 1-2

— 4.1 — The Earl of Surrey talked with the Bishop of Durham in the English military camp near Ayton, on the Borders. Some soldiers, with drums and colors, were present. King James IV of Scotland had made a raid … Continue reading

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