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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE FANCIES, CHASTE AND NOBLE: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 3, and Epilogue

— 5.3 — Livio and Troylo-Savelli spoke together in a stateroom in the palace. Livio said, “You see, sir, that I have proven to be a ready servant, and I have brought the expected guests amid these feastings, these costly … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE FANCIES, CHASTE AND NOBLE: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 2

— 5.2 — Castamela and the three Fancies — Clarella, Floria, and Silvia — spoke together in another room in the palace. Castamela said, “You have discoursed to me a lovely story. My heart dances to the music; it would … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE FANCIES, CHASTE AND NOBLE: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 1

— 5.1 — Octavio, Troylo-Savelli, Secco, and Nitido met in an apartment in the palace. Octavio said, “No more of these complaints and clamors! Have we neither enemies abroad nor waking sycophants, who, peering through our actions, await an opportunity … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE FANCIES, CHASTE AND NOBLE: A Retelling — Act 4, Scene 2

— 4.2 — No longer in disguise, Romanello stood alone in a room in his house. He said to himself, “I will converse with beasts. There is in mankind no sound society. But in woman — bless me! — there … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE FANCIES, CHASTE AND NOBLE: A Retelling — Act 4, Scene 1

— 4.1 — Livio and Castamela spoke together in an apartment in the palace. Castamela believed that her brother had sold her to Octavio in return for a good job and material prosperity. Livio said, “Please, be serious.” Castamela replied, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE FANCIES, CHASTE AND NOBLE: A Retelling — Act 3, Scene 3

— 3.3 — Secco and Spadone spoke together in an apartment in the palace. Secco said, “He is the most splendid fellow, Spadone! So full of verbal and physical leaps! He talks so humorously, doesn’t he? So carelessly! Oh, rich! … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s THE FANCIES, CHASTE AND NOBLE: A Retelling — Act 3, Scene 2

— 3.2 — Vespucci and Camillo talked together in an apartment in Julio’s house. Camillo and Vespucci were Julio’s attendants. Vespucci said, “Come, thou are caught, Camillo.” “Leave! Leave!” Camillo said. “That would be a jest indeed; I caught?” Vespucci … Continue reading

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