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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE WINTER’S TALE: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene 2

 — 1.2 — In a room of state in the palace were Leontes, King of Sicily; Hermione, his wife; Mamillius, their son; Polixenes, King of Bohemia; Camillo, a courtier from Sicily; and some attendants. Using the royal plural, King Polixenes … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE WINTER’S TALE: A Retelling in Prose — Cast of Characters and Act 1, Scene 1

CAST OF CHARACTERS MALE CHARACTERS LEONTES, King of Sicily. MAMILLIUS, young Prince of Sicily. CAMILLO, ANTIGONUS, CLEOMENES, and DION, Lords of Sicily. POLIXENES, King of Bohemia.                         FLORIZEL, his Son. ARCHIDAMUS, a Lord of Bohemia. A Mariner. A Jailer. An old … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scenes 1-4 (Conclusion)

— 5.1 — Sir Eglamour arrived at the abbey in Milan where Friar Patrick had his cell. He said to himself, “The Sun begins to gild the western sky, and now it is about the very hour that Silvia, at … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scenes 304

— 4.3 — Very early the next morning, Sir Eglamour stood alone under the window of Silvia’s chamber. He was not the same Eglamour who had been one of Julia’s wooers. He said to himself, “This is the hour that … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’ s THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scenes 1-2

— 4.1 — Some outlaws were talking together in a forest. The first outlaw said, “Fellows, stand fast; I see a traveler.” “If there are ten travelers, do not shrink and be afraid, but down with them,” the second outlaw … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scenes 1-2

— 3.1 — The Duke of Milan, Thurio, and Proteus were in the garden of the Duke’s palace in Milan. The Duke of Milan said, “Sir Thurio, let us please be alone for a while.We have some secrets to confer … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA: A Discussion Guide — Act 2, Scenes 5-7

— 2.5 — On a street in Verona, Speed, the servant of Valentine, and Launce, the servant of Proteus, met. They knew each other well enough to exchange friendly insults and to play jokes on each other. Speed knew that … Continue reading

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