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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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David Bruce: “William Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS: A Retelling in Prose” — Act 4, Scene 6

— 4.6 — Sicinius and Brutus talked together in a public place in Rome. Sicinius said, “We have not heard anything about Coriolanus, and we need not fear him. The remedy for the disease he caused Rome was the common … Continue reading

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David Bruce: “William Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS: A Retelling in Prose” — Act 4, Scene 5

— 4.5 — Inside Aufidius’ house, servants were serving the feast for Aufidius’ guests. The first servant called out, “Wine, wine, wine! What service is here! I think our fellow servants are asleep!” The second servant called out, “Where’s Cotus? … Continue reading

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David Bruce: “William Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS: A Retelling in Prose” — Act 4, Scenes 3-4

— 4.3 — A Roman and a Volscian met on a road between Rome and Antium. “I know you well, sir,” the Roman said, “and you know me. Your name, I think, is Adrian.” “That is right, sir,” the Volscian … Continue reading

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David Bruce: “William Shakespeare’s CORIOLANUS: A Retelling in Prose” — Act 4, Scenes 1-2

— 4.1 — Coriolanus, Volumnia, Virgilia, Menenius, Cominius, and the young nobles of Rome stood in front of the city gates. The young, as opposed to the old, nobles of Rome especially supported Coriolanus. Coriolanus said to his family and … Continue reading

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