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David Bruce: John Ford’s LOVE’S SACRIFICE: A Retelling — Act 5, Scenes 2-3 (Conclusion)

— 5.2 — Fernando, Nibrassa, and Petruchio talked together in Fernando’s apartment in the palace. “May we believe your words, my lord?” Petruchio said to Fernando. “Speak and answer us, on your honor.” “Let me die accursed if ever, through … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s LOVE’S SACRIFICE: A Retelling — Act 5, Scene 1

— 5.1 — Bianca and Fernando were in the Duchess’ bedchamberin the palace.Dressed in her sleeping attire, Bianca leaned on a cushion at a table, holding Fernando by the hand. Unseen, Fiormonda entered a balcony and spied on them. Fiormonda … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s LOVE’S SACRIFICE: A Retelling — Act 4, Scene

— 4.2 — Roderico D’Avolos and Julia talked together in another room in the palace. “Julia, my own, speak softly,” Roderico D’Avolos said. “Have thou learned anything from this pale widgeon?” A “widgeon” is a simpleton. He had wanted Julia … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s LOVE’S SACRIFICE: A Retelling — Act 4, Scene 1

— 4.1 — TheDuke, Fiormonda, and Roderico D’Avolostalked together in an apartment in the palace.Fiormonda and Roderico D’Avolos were criticizing the Duke for not taking revenge against Bianca for her “adultery.” “Arethou Caraffa?” Fiormonda asked the Duke, her brother. “Is … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s LOVE’S SACRIFICE: A Retelling — Act 3, Scenes 3-4

— 3.3 — The Duke of Pavia and Roderico D’Avolos spoke together in another room in the palace. “Thou are a traitor,” the Duke said. “Don’t think that the gloss of sly evasion by your cunning jests and fabrications of … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s LOVE’S SACRIFICE: A Retelling — Act 3, Scene 2

— 3.2 — The Duke, Bianca (walking arm in arm with Fernando), Fiormonda, Petruchio, Nibrassa, Ferentes, and Roderico D’Avolos walked into the stateroom in the palace. “Roseilli will not come, then!” the Duke of Pavia said. “He will not! Well, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s LOVE’S SACRIFICE: A Retelling — Act 3, Scene 1

— 3.1 — Furious, Nibrassa stood in a room in the palace with Julia, his weeping daughter. “Get away from me, strumpet, infamous whore, leprosy of my blood!” Nibrassa said. “Take thy lamentations to ballad-singers and verse-rhymers; they’ll jig-out and … Continue reading

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