Daily Archives: December 29, 2019

David Bruce: John Ford’s THE FANCIES, CHASTE AND NOBLE: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 3, and Epilogue

— 5.3 — Livio and Troylo-Savelli spoke together in a stateroom in the palace. Livio said, “You see, sir, that I have proven to be a ready servant, and I have brought the expected guests amid these feastings, these costly … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE FANCIES, CHASTE AND NOBLE: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 2

— 5.2 — Castamela and the three Fancies — Clarella, Floria, and Silvia — spoke together in another room in the palace. Castamela said, “You have discoursed to me a lovely story. My heart dances to the music; it would … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE FANCIES, CHASTE AND NOBLE: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 1

— 5.1 — Octavio, Troylo-Savelli, Secco, and Nitido met in an apartment in the palace. Octavio said, “No more of these complaints and clamors! Have we neither enemies abroad nor waking sycophants, who, peering through our actions, await an opportunity … Continue reading

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