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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 3 (Conclusion)

— 5.3 — In the British camp, Edmund stood with King Lear and Cordelia as his prisoners. Also present were a captain and some soldiers, some of whom were guarding King Lear and Cordelia. Edmund ordered, “Some officers take the … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scenes 1-2

— 5.1 — In the British camp, near Dover, Edmund and Regan were talking. Also present were some gentlemen and some soldiers. Edmund said to a gentleman, “Find out from the Duke of Albany if he is still planning to … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 7

  — 4.7 — In a tent in the French camp were Cordelia, the disguised Kent, the gentleman, and a doctor. Some servants were also present.Music was playing softly. Cordelia said, “Oh, Kent, you good man, how shall I live … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 6

— 4.6 — In a field near Dover, Edgar, who was now dressed like a peasant, was leading his blinded father, the old Earl of Gloucester, who wanted to be taken to a cliff near Dover so that he could … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scenes 3-5

— 4.3 — At the French camp near Dover, the disguised Kent talked to a gentleman, the same one whom he had asked to go to Dover and give a just and truthful report of how King Lear was being … Continue reading

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

— 4.1 — The disguised Edgar was alone on the heath. He said to himself, “It is better to be like this and know that I am despised than to be still despised and yet have people flatter me. To … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 7

— 3.7 — The Duke of Cornwall, Regan, Goneril, and Edmund, along with some servants, were in a room in the Earl of Gloucester’s castle. The Duke of Cornwall said to Goneril, “Ride quickly to the Duke of Albany, your … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR: A Retelling in Prose

— 3.5 — In the Earl of Gloucester’s castle, the Duke of Cornwall and Edmund, the Earl of Gloucester’s deceitful and illegitimate son, were talking. As Edmund had promised himself he would do, he had informed the Duke of Cornwall … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR: A Retelling Prose — Act 3, Scenes 3-4

— 3.3 — The Earl of Gloucester and his illegitimate son, Edmund, spoke together in a room in his castle. “It’s sad, Edmund. I do not like this unnatural treatment of fathers. When I asked for permission from the Duke … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scenes 1-2

— 3.1 — The storm raged on the heath. The disguised Kent and the gentleman, who was another of King Lear’s followers, met. The disguised Kent had been separated from King Lear by the storm. “Who’s there, besides foul weather?” … Continue reading

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