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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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