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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scenes 1-5 (Conclusion)

— 5.1 — On the plains of Philippi, Octavius was talking to Mark Antony. Their troops were camped on the plains. “Now, Antony, our hopes are answered,” Octavius said. “The enemy forces have made a tactical mistake. You said that … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 3

 — 4.3 — Inside Brutus’ tent, Brutus and Cassius argued. “Here is a way that you have wronged me,” Cassius said. “You have found guilty and publicly disgraced Lucius Pellafor taking bribes here from the Sardians. I sent you letters … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scenes 1-2

 — 4.1 — In a house in Rome, Antony, Octavius, and Lepidus were seated at a table. They had joined together to seize power and to divide the Roman territory into three parts — Europe, Asia, and Africa — that … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scenes 2-3

 — 3.2 — In the Forum were Brutus, Cassius, and many common citizens of Rome. The citizens shouted, “We will be satisfied! Let us be given a satisfactory explanation!” “Then follow me,” Brutus said, “and listen to what I have … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR: A Retelling in Prose

 — 3.1 — In front of the Capitol, Julius Caesar and many others were standing. Among them were Artemidorus and the soothsayer, Brutus, Cassius, Casca, Decius Brutus, Metellus Cimber, Trebonius, Cinna, Mark Antony, Lepidus, PopiliusLena, Publius, and others. Caesar said … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scenes 2-4

— 2.2 — Julius Caesar was alone in a room in his house. Outside, the storm continued to thunder and lightning. Caesar said to himself, “Neither Heaven nor Earth has been at peace tonight. Three times my wife, Calpurnia, has … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s JULIUS CAESAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 1

— 2.1 — Brutus was alone in his garden. He called for his young servant to come to him, “Lucius!” He said to himself, “Tonight is stormy, so I cannot, by looking at the progress of the stars, tell how … Continue reading

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