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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s 1 HENRY VI: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scenes 2-3

— 2.2 — The English had taken the town of Orleans. Inside the town, Lord Talbot, the Duke of Bedford, the Duke of Burgundy, a Captain, and some others were standing. The Duke of Bedford said, “The day begins to … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS: Act 5, Scene 6 (Conclusion)

— 5.6 — Tullus Aufidius and some attendants were in a public place in the Volscian city of Antium. Aufidius said, “Go and tell the lords of the city that I am here. Deliver this paper to them. After they … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS: Act 5, Scenes 4-5

— 5.4 — Menenius and Sicinius talked together in a public place in Rome. Menenius said, “Do you see yonder the corner of the Capitol; do you see yonder cornerstone?” “Why, what about it?” Sicinius asked. “If it is possible … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS: Act 5, Scene 3

— 5.3 — Coriolanus, Aufidius, and others met in the Volscian military camp. Coriolanus said, “Tomorrow we will encamp our army before the walls of Rome. Aufidius, as you are my partner in this action, you must report to the … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS: Act 5, Scene 2

— 5.2 — Two guards were stationed at the entrance of the Volscian military camp before Rome. Menenius walked up to them. “Stop! From where have you come?” the first guard said. “Stop, and go back where you came from,” … Continue reading

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David Bruce: “William Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS: A Retelling in Prose” — Act 5, Scene 1

— 5.1 — Menenius, Cominius, Sicinius, and Brutus talked together in a public place in Rome. Others were present. Previously, Cominius had pleaded with Coriolanus to spare Rome, but he had gotten nowhere. “No, I’ll not go plead to Coriolanus,” … Continue reading

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David Bruce: “William Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS: A Retelling in Prose” — Act 4, Scene 7

— 4.7 — Aufidius and his Lieutenant talked together in their military camp, which was a short distance from Rome. “Do my soldiers still fly to Coriolanus the Roman?” Aufidius asked. “I do not know what witchcraft’s in him, but … Continue reading

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