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David Bruce: John Ford’s PERKIN WARBECK: A Retelling — Act 4, Scene 3

— 4.3 — King James IV of Scotland, the Bishop of Durham, and Pedro Hialas talked together. The Bishop of Durham and Pedro Hialas were trying to convince King James IV of Scotland to abandon his support of Perkin Warbeck. … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s PERKIN WARBECK: A Retelling — Act 4, Scenes 1-2

— 4.1 — The Earl of Surrey talked with the Bishop of Durham in the English military camp near Ayton, on the Borders. Some soldiers, with drums and colors, were present. King James IV of Scotland had made a raid … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s PERKIN WARBECK: A Retelling — Act 3, Scenes 3-4

— 3.3 — King Henry VII, Pedro Hialas, and Christopher Urswick talked together in the palace at Westminster. Many countries took an interest in the King Henry VII-Perkin Warbeck conflict. France had invaded Italy, and Spain, Venice, and the Holy … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s PERKIN WARBECK: A Retelling — Act 3, Scene 2

— 3.2 — TheEarl of Huntley and Lord Dalyell talked together in the palace at Edinburgh. The wedding of Perkin Warbeck and Lady Katherine was being celebrated. The Earl of Huntley and Lord Dalyell were both unhappy, but only the … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s PERKIN WARBECK: A Retelling — Act 3, Scene 1

— 3.1 — King Henry VII, wearing his gorget (armor protecting the throat) and carrying his sword, plume of feathers for his headgear, and truncheon (staff representing command), talked with Christopher Urswick in the palace at Westminster. On this day, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s PERKIN WARBECK: A Retelling — Act 2, Scene 3

— 2.3 — The Earl of Crawford and Lord Dalyell talked together in an apartment in the palace at Edinburgh. Neither man believed that Perkin Warbeck was the Duke of York. “It is more than strange,” the Earl of Crawford … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s PERKIN WARBECK: A Retelling — Act 2, Scene 2

— 2.2 — King Henry VII, the Earl of Oxford, the Earl of Surrey, and the Bishop of Durham met in the Tower of London. They talked about Sir William Stanley — the Lord Chamberlain — who had been convicted … Continue reading

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