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David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s DIDO, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 1 (Conclusion)

— 5.1 — Aeneas drew on a piece of paper the layout of Carthage. With him were Achates, Cloanthus, Ilioneus, and Sergestus. “Triumph, my mates,” Aeneas said. “Our travels are at an end. Here Aeneas will build a statelier Troy … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s DIDO, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE: A retelling — Act 4, Scenes 4-5

— 4.4 — Dido and Anna talked together in a room of her palace. “Oh, Anna, run to the shore where Aeneas’ ships are located,” Dido said. “They say Aeneas’ men are going on board. It may be he will … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s DIDO, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE: A Retelling — Act 4, Scenes 1-3

— 4.1 — Achates, Cupid (still disguised as Ascanius), Iarbas, and Anna stood together after the storm. “Have men ever seen such a sudden storm, or a day that was so clear become so suddenly overcast?” Achates asked. “I think … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Christopher Marlowe’s DIDO, QUEEN OF CARTHAGE: A Retelling — Act 3, Scenes 3-4

— 3.3 — Dido, Aeneas, Anna, Iarbas, Achates, the disguised Cupid, and some others met, ready to go hunting or to assist in the hunting. “Aeneas, know that I honor you by thus in person going with you to hunt. … 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 3, Scene 1

— 3.1 — Cupid alone, disguised as Ascanius, said to himself, “Now, Cupid, cause the Carthaginian Queen to be enamored of your half-brother’s looks.” Venus was the mother of both Aeneas and Cupid by different fathers, and so they were … 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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