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

— 2.4 — King Lear, the Fool, and a gentleman who served King Lear arrived at the courtyard of the Earl of Gloucester’s castle. They were close to the disguised Kent, King Lear’s messenger, who was still in the stocks. … Continue reading

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

— 2.2 — The disguised Kent and Oswald, Goneril’s steward, met in front of the Earl of Gloucester’s castle. The time was a little before dawn. Oswald said, “Good dawning to you, friend. Are you a servant in this castle?” … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s KING LEAR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene – Act 2, Scene 1

— 1.5 — In the courtyard of the Duke of Albany’s palace stood King Lear, the disguised Kent, and the Fool. King Lear said to the disguised Kent, “Go ahead of us to Gloucester with this letter. Acquaint my daughter … Continue reading

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

— 1.4 — In a hall in the castle of the Duke of Albany and his wife, Goneril, Kent stood. He was in disguise. He said to himself, “If I can disguise my voice with an accent, I may succeed … Continue reading

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

— 1.2 — Holding a letter while alone in a room in the Earl of Gloucester’s castle, Edmund said to himself, “You, Nature, are my goddess; to your law my services are bound. The laws of Nature are better than … Continue reading

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