Daily Archives: November 13, 2019

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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