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David Bruce: John Ford’s LOVE’S SACRIFICE: A Retelling — Act 2, Scenes 3-4

— 2.3 — Bianca, Fiormonda, Colona, Julia, Fernando, and Roderico D’Avolos entered a room in the palace. Colona placed on a table the lights — candles — she was carrying, and then she set a chessboard down on a table. … Continue reading

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

— 2.2 — Petruchio and Roseilli talked together in a room in Petruchio’s house. Roseilli asked, “Is it possible that the Duke should be so moved to anger against Roderico D’Avolos, his secretary?” “It is true,” Petruchio said. “You have … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s LOVE’S SACRIFICE: A Retelling — Act 2, Scene 1

— 2.1 — In a room in Mauruccio’s house, Mauruccio was looking in a mirror and trimming his beard. Giacopo, his servant, was brushing him. Mauruccio was an old man who was in love. “Beard, be confined to neatness so … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s LOVE’S SACRIFICE: A Retelling — Act1, Scene 2

— 1.2 — In another room in the palace, Ferentes and Colona talked. Colona — Petruchio’s daughter — loved Ferentes, a lecherous courtier. “Madam, by this light I vow that I am your loving servant,” Ferentes said. “I am only … Continue reading

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David Bruce: John Ford’s LOVE’S SACRIFICE: A Retelling — Cast of Characters and Act 1, Scene 1

CAST OF CHARACTERS MALE CHARACTERS: Philippo Caraffa, Duke of Pavia. Roderico D’Avolos, Secretary to the Duke. Fernando, Best friend of the Duke, and nephew ofPetruchio. Ferentes, a wanton Courtier. Roseilli, a young Nobleman. He is related to Petruchio and Fernando. … Continue reading

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