Monthly Archives: July 2019

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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David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s DIDO, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 1 (Conclusion)

— 5.1 — Aeneas drew on a piece of paper the layout of Carthage. With him were Achates, Cloanthus, Ilioneus, and Sergestus. “Triumph, my mates,” Aeneas said. “Our travels are at an end. Here Aeneas will build a statelier Troy … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s DIDO, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE: A Retelling — Act 4, Scenes 4-5

— 4.4 — Dido and Anna talked together in a room of her palace. “Oh, Anna, run to the shore where Aeneas’ ships are located,” Dido said. “They say Aeneas’ men are going on board. It may be he will … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s DIDO, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE: A Retelling — Act 4, Scenes 1-3

— 4.1 — Achates, Cupid (still disguised as Ascanius), Iarbas, and Anna stood together after the storm. “Have men ever seen such a sudden storm, or a day that was so clear become so suddenly overcast?” Achates asked. “I think … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s DIDO, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE: A Retelling — Act 3, Scenes 3-4

— 3.3 — Dido, Aeneas, Anna, Iarbas, Achates, the disguised Cupid, and some others met, ready to go hunting or to assist in the hunting. “Aeneas, know that I honor you by thus in person going with you to hunt. … Continue reading

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