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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE LOVER’S MELANCHOLY: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 1

— 5.1 — Corax and Cleophila talked together in a room in the castle. “It is well, it is well,” Corax said. “The hour is at hand that must conclude the business — the business that no skill could all … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE LOVER’S MELANCHOLY: A Retelling — Act 3, Scene 2

— 3.2 — Kala and Parthenophill talked together in a room in Thamasta’s house. Kala said, “My lady is expecting you — she thinks all time moves too slowly until you come to her. Therefore, young man, if you intend … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE LOVER’S MELANCHOLY: A Retelling — Act 1, Scene 2

— 1.2 — Rhetias, a reduced-in-status courtier who was carelessly dressed, stood alone in another room in the palace. He was so reduced in status that foolish courtiers such as Pelias called him “sirrah,” a term that a man of … Continue reading

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David Bruce: THE FAMOUS VICTORIES OF HENRY V: A Retelling — Scenes 20-12

— Scene 20 — Derrick, standing on the battlefield with his belt full of shoes and boots, said to himself, “What now? By God’s wounds, it did me good to see how I triumphed over the Frenchmen.” John Cobbler arrived, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s DIDO, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE: A Retelling — Act 3, Scene 2

— 3.2 — Juno looked at Ascanius, who was asleep in the midst of thick bushes, and she said, “Here lies my hate, Aeneas’ cursed brat, the boy wherein treacherous destiny delights, the heir of Fame, the favorite of Fate, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s DIDO, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE: A Retelling — Act 2, Scene 1

— 2.1 — Aeneas, Achates, and Ascanius stood in front of a wall of a stone building in Carthage. The wall was decorated with bas-relief sculpture. The sculpture depicted the city of Troy, including its walls. “Where am I now?” … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s PERKIN WARBECK: A Retelling — Act 4, Scenes 4-5

— 4.4 — The Earl of Oxford and Lord Chamberlain Giles Dawbeney talked together in the Palace of Westminster. “No news from Scotland yet, my lord?” the Earl of Oxford asked. “Not any but what King Henry VII knows himself,” … Continue reading

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