Monthly Archives: March 2020

David Bruce: KING EDWARD III: A Retelling — Act 2, Scenes 1-2

— 2.1 — Lodowick, King Edward III’s secretary, said this to himself about the King’s falling in love with the Countess of Salisbury: “I might perceive his eye in her eye to be lost, his ear to drink her sweet … Continue reading

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David Bruce: KING EDWARD III: A Retelling — Cast of Characters, Act 1, Scenes 1-2

CAST OF CHARACTERS THE ENGLISH KING EDWARD III. QUEEN Philippa, King Edward III’s wife. EDWARD THE BLACK PRINCE, Prince of Wales, their son [Edward Plantagenet; nicknamed Ned]. Earl of SALISBURY [William Montacute; Plantagenet]. COUNTESS of Salisbury, his wife. EARL OF … Continue reading

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David Bruce: George Peele’s The Battle of Alcazar: A Retelling — Act 5: Prologue, Scene 1 (Conclusion)

— Prologue — The Presenter said: “May evil fall to him that so much evil thinks, and may evil befall this foul ambitious Moor Muly Mahamet, whose wily schemes with the smoothest flattery of speech have tied and tangled in … Continue reading

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David Bruce: George Peele’s The Battle of Alcazar: A Retelling — Act 4: Prologue, Scenes 1-2

— Prologue — The Presenter said, “Now hardened is this unfortunate heathen — non-Christian — prince, and strengthened by the arms of Portugal, this Moor Muly Mahamet, this murderer of his progeny, and war and weapons now, and blood and … Continue reading

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David Bruce: George Peele’s The Battle of Alcazar: A Retelling — Act 3: Prologue, Scenes 1-4

— Prologue — The Presenter said: “Lo, thus the brave courageous King of Portugal has drenched himself in a lake of blood and gore, and now he prepares in full haste with sails and oars to cross the swelling seas, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: George Peele’s The Battle of Alcazar: A Retelling — Act 2: Prologue, Scene 1-4

— Prologue — A call to arms sounded in the distance, and the Presenter appearedand said, “Now war begins its raging and ruthless reign, and Nemesis, with bloody whip in hand, thunders for vengeance on this dark-skinned MoorMuly Mahamet.” Imagine … Continue reading

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David Bruce: George Peele’s The Battle of Alcazar: A Retelling — Cast of Characters, Notes, Act 1: Prologue, Scenes 1-2

CAST OF CHARACTERS THE USURPER AND HIS SUPPORTERS: The Moor Muly Mahamet. Muly Mahamet,his son. Called Muly, Junior in this book. Calipolis,wife of the Moor. Pisano,a Captain of the Moor. THE RIGHTFUL RULER AND HIS SUPPORTERS: Abdelmelec,uncle of the MoorMuly … Continue reading

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