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David Bruce: George Peele’s The Battle of Alcazar: A Retelling — Act 5: Prologue, Scene 1 (Conclusion)

— Prologue — The Presenter said: “May evil fall to him that so much evil thinks, and may evil befall this foul ambitious Moor Muly Mahamet, whose wily schemes with the smoothest flattery of speech have tied and tangled in … Continue reading

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David Bruce: George Peele’s The Battle of Alcazar: A Retelling — Act 2: Prologue, Scene 1-4

— Prologue — A call to arms sounded in the distance, and the Presenter appearedand said, “Now war begins its raging and ruthless reign, and Nemesis, with bloody whip in hand, thunders for vengeance on this dark-skinned MoorMuly Mahamet.” Imagine … Continue reading

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David Bruce: George Peele’s The Battle of Alcazar: A Retelling — Cast of Characters, Notes, Act 1: Prologue, Scenes 1-2

CAST OF CHARACTERS THE USURPER AND HIS SUPPORTERS: The Moor Muly Mahamet. Muly Mahamet,his son. Called Muly, Junior in this book. Calipolis,wife of the Moor. Pisano,a Captain of the Moor. THE RIGHTFUL RULER AND HIS SUPPORTERS: Abdelmelec,uncle of the MoorMuly … Continue reading

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David Bruce: George Peele’s DAVID AND BATHSHEBA, AND THE TRAGEDY OF ABSALOM: A Retelling — Scene 17 (Conclusion)

— Scene 17 — King David, Bathsheba, Solomon, Chileab, Adonia, and Nathan the prophet were at David’s headquarters at Manahaim. With them were their trains of attendants. Solomon, Chileab, and Adonia were three of David’s sons. Solomon’s mother was Bathsheba. … Continue reading

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David Bruce: George Peele’s DAVID AND BATHSHEBA, AND THE TRAGEDY OF ABSALOM: A Retelling — Scene 15, Chorus 2, Scene 16

— Scene 15 — The battle, which had taken place by the Wood of Ephraim, was over. Absalom’s army had lost, and he had attempted to escape by riding away on a mule. But his long hair got caught in … Continue reading

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David Bruce: George Peele’s DAVID AND BATHSHEBA, AND THE TRAGEDY OF ABSALOM: A Retelling — Scenes 12-14

— Scene 12 — Semei stood on a road near the village of Bahurim, which was located east of the Mount of Olives.Semei had been a follower of Saul, and he hated David because David had succeeded Saul as King … Continue reading

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David Bruce: George Peele’s DAVID AND BATHSHEBA, AND THE TRAGEDY OF ABSALOM: A Retelling — Scene 11

— Scene 11 — In the palace in Jerusalem were Absalom, Amasa, and Achitophel, along with the concubines of David. Others were also present. Everyone was very well dressed, and Absalom had been crowned. Amasa wasKing David’s nephew; he was … Continue reading

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