Monthly Archives: July 2019

David Bruce: THE FAMOUS VICTORIES OF HENRY V: A Retelling — Scenes 20-12

— Scene 20 — Derrick, standing on the battlefield with his belt full of shoes and boots, said to himself, “What now? By God’s wounds, it did me good to see how I triumphed over the Frenchmen.” John Cobbler arrived, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: THE FAMOUS VICTORIES OF HENRY V: A Retelling — Scenes 17-19

— Scene 17 — John Cobbler and Robin Pewterer talked together. “Now, John Cobbler, did you see how King Henry V conducted himself?” “But, Robin, did you see what a military strategy the King had? To see how the Frenchmen … Continue reading

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David Bruce: THE FAMOUS VICTORIES OF HENRY V: A Retelling — Scenes 13-16

— Scene 13 — Some French soldiers were talking together. They were practicing their English, which was poor. “Come with me,Jack Drummer,” the first French soldier said, “and all of you come with me, and me will tell you what … Continue reading

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David Bruce: THE FAMOUS VICTORIES OF HENRY V: A Retelling — Scenes 10-12

— Scene 10 — A military Captain, John Cobbler, and John Cobbler’s wife talked together. “Come, come, there’s no alternative,” the Captain said to John Cobbler. “You must serve the King.” “Good Master Captain, let me stay at home,” John … Continue reading

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David Bruce: THE FAMOUS VICTORIES OF HENRY V: A Retelling — Scene 9

— Scene 9 — Cutbert Cutter talked to himself and said, “Ah, God, I am now much like a bird that hasescaped out of the cage, for as soon as the Lord Chief Justice heard that the old King was … Continue reading

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David Bruce: THE FAMOUS VICTORIES OF HENRY V: A Retelling — Scene 8

— Scene 8 — King Henry IV talked with his Lords the Earl of Exeter and the Earl of Oxford. The King, who was in a movable chair on wheels, knew that he was dying. “Come, my Lords,” King Henry … Continue reading

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David Bruce: THE FAMOUS VICTORIES OF HENRY V: A Retelling — Scenes 6-7

Scene 6 Prince Henry talked with Ned and Tom, two of his companions. “Come away, sirs,” Prince Henry said. “Let’s go. By God’s wounds, Ned, did you see what a box on the ear I gave the Lord Chief Justice?” … Continue reading

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David Bruce: THE FAMOUS VICTORIES OF HENRY V: A Retelling — Scenes 4 and 5

— Scene 4 — The Lord Chief Justice, the Clerk of the Office, the Jailor, several law officers, John Cobbler, Derrick, and Cutbert Cutter the thief were in a room together. “Jailor, bring the prisoner to the bar,” the Lord … Continue reading

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David Bruce: THE FAMOUS VICTORIES OF HENRY V: A Retelling — Scenes 2-3

— Scene 2 — John Cobbler, Robin Pewterer, and Lawrence Costermonger were performing their civic duty by serving as watchmen over the city this night. “All is well here,” John Cobbler said. “All is well, masters.” “What do you say, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: THE FAMOUS VICTORIES OF HENRY V: A Retelling — Cast of Characters and Scene 1

CAST OF CHARACTERS (in order of appearance) Prince Henry: King Henry IV’s son and later King Henry V. In William Shakespeare’s Henry IV plays, he is known as Prince Hal. Ned: Prince Henry’s companion. Tom: Prince Henry’s companion. Jockey: Nickname of … Continue reading

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