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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE LADY’S TRIAL: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 2, and Epilogue (Conclusion)

— 5.2 — Trelcatio, Malfato, Spinella, and Castanna met together in an apartment in Trelcatio’s house. Trelcatio said, “Kinsman and ladies, have a little patience. All will be as you wish; I guarantee it. Fear nothing; Auria is a noble … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE LADY’S TRIAL: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 1

— 5.1 — Martino, Benazzi, and Levidolce talked together in a room in Martino’s house. Benazzi and Levidolce had entered Martino’s house, and Martino had no idea who Benazzi was: He thought that Benazzi was a bandit and that he … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE LADY’S TRIAL: A Retelling — Act 4, Scene 3

— 4.3 — Lord Auria, Lord Adurni, and Aurelio gathered together to talk about what had or had not happened when Lord Adurni was alone with Spinella, Lord Auria’s wife. Each man had an agenda. Lord Auria wanted to clear … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE LADY’S TRIAL: A Retelling — Act 4, Scene 2

— 4.2 — Trelcatio, Piero, and Futelli spoke together in an apartment in Trelcatio’s house. Trelcatio was Lord Auria’s uncle. Trelcatio said, “Members of the council are already sitting: I will arrive late. Now, therefore, gentlemen, this house is free … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’a THE LADY’S TRIAL: A Retelling — Act 4, Scene 1

— 4.1 — Malfato and Spinella spoke together in a room in Malfato’s house. Malfato and Spinella were first cousins. “You are safe here, my sad cousin,” Malfato said. “If you please, you may repeat the circumstances of what you … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE LADY’S TRIAL: A Retelling — Act 3, Scene 4

— 3.4 — Benazzi stood alone on a street. He was using the name “Parado” now, and he was serving Fulgoso the Parvenu. Benazzi/Parado said, “The paper that was in the purse thrown to me gave me directions. This is … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE LADY’S TRIAL: A Retelling — Act 3, Scenes 2-3

— 3.2 — Auria, Lord Adurni, Martino, Trelcatio, Aurelio, Piero, and Futelli talked together in a hall in Auria’s house. Auria said, “Your favors, with these honors, speak your bounties. And though the low deserts of my success appear in … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE LADY’S TRIAL: A Retelling — Act 3, Scene 1

— 3.1 — Fulgoso the Parvenu and Guzman the Spaniard talked together on the street in front of Martino’s house. Fulgoso the Parvenu said, “I say, Don, brother of mine, win her and wear her. And so will I. If … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE LADY’S TRIAL: A Retelling — Act 2, Scene 4

— 2.4 — In another room in Lord Adurni’s house, Lord Adurni and Spinella were alone together. A banquet was set out on a table. Nearby but out-of-sight singers sang these lyrics: “Pleasures, beauty, youth attend ye “Whiles the spring … Continue reading

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