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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Prologue and Scenes 1-2

Prologue Romeo’s old “love” for Rosaline has now died, replaced by Romeo’s new love for Juliet. Romeo had suffered during his “love” for Rosaline and he had thought that he would die, but Rosaline’s beauty could not compare with the … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET — Act 1, Scenes 4-5

 — 1.4 — On a street of Verona, Romeo, Mercutio, Benvolio, and five or six other people wearing masks and some people holding torches to provide light were heading to Old Capulet’s party. Mercutio was neither a Montague nor a … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scenes 2-3

 — 1.2 — In his mansion, Old Capulet was planning a party, one that he held annually. He also was hosting Count Paris. A relative of the Prince, Paris would be an important political ally if he would marry Juliet, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET: A Retelling in Prose — Cast of Characters, Prologue, and Act 1, Scene 1

Cast of Characters Juliet — Capulet’s daughter
 Romeo — Montague’s son
 Mercutio — Kinsman to the Prince of Verona and friend of Romeo
 Tybalt — Lady Capulet’s nephew and Juliet’s cousin
 The Nurse — Juliet’s nursemaid
 Friar Lawrence — A … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s RICHARD III: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scenes 1-5

 — 5.1 — In a field of Salisbury, the Sheriff and some halberdiers led Buckingham to the place of execution. “Won’t King Richard let me speak with him?” Buckingham asked. “No, my good lord,” the Sheriff replied. “Therefore be patient.” … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s RICHARD III: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scenes 6-7

 — 3.6 — A Scrivener, a person who copies documents, looked at a legal document he was holding in his hands. The Scrivener said to himself about the document he was holding, “This is the document containing the charges against … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s RICHARD III: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scenes 4-5

— 3.4 — In the Tower of London, several people sat at a table and talked: Buckingham, Lord Stanley, Hastings, the Bishop of Ely, Ratcliff, Francis Lovel, and others. This council of lords was meeting to discuss plans for the … Continue reading

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