Daily Archives: November 12, 2019

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

— 2.2 — Martino and Levidolce met in a room in Martino’s house. Martino was Levidolce’s great-uncle, and he was concerned about his great-niece’s bad reputation. The general tongue — general opinion — was that she had had an affair … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE LADY’S TRIAL: A Retelling — Act 2, Scene 1

— 2.1 — Futelli and Guzman the Spaniard talked together on a street. Guzman, an out-of-work soldier, was the Spaniard whom Futelli was trying to convince that Amoretta loved him. Amoretta wanted to marry a man of high social class, … Continue reading

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

 — 1.3 — Aurelio and Malfato talked together in a room in Malfato’s house. Aurelio said, “A melancholy grounded and resolved, received into a habit argues love, or the deep impression of strong discontents.” Malfato could be melancholy because he … Continue reading

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