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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scenes 2-4 (Conclusion)

  https://www.amazon.com/William-Shakespeares-12-Comedies-Retellings-ebook/dp/B06XYVVC71/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 — 5.2 — In Leonato’s garden, Benedick and Margaret talked. “Please, sweet Mistress Margaret, earn my thanks by asking Beatrice to come and talk to me.” “If I do, will you then write me a sonnet in praise of … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 1

 — 5.1 — Leonato and Antonio, his older brother, were on the street in front of Leonato’s house. “If you go on ranting and raging like this, you will kill yourself,” Antonio said. “It is not wise to add to … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 2

 — 4.2 — In a prison, Dogberry, Verges, and the sexton were wearing their official black gowns. Some watchmen were also present, as were Conrade and Borachio. Dogberry asked, “Is our whole dissembly [assembly] present?” “We need a stool and … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 1

— 4.1 — Don Pedro, Don John, Leonato, Friar Francis, Claudio, Benedick, Hero, Beatrice, and some attendants were in the church, ready for the wedding. Leonato said, “Be brief, Friar Francis. Use only the short and simple form of the … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scenes 4-5

 — 3.4 — Hero was talking with her gentlewomen attendants, Margaret and Ursula, in her bedroom. “Good Ursula, wake my cousin Beatrice, and ask her to get up,” Hero said. “I will, lady,” Ursula replied. “And ask her to come … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 3

 — 3.3 — On a public street, Dogberry, who was the city’s head constable, and Verges, an old man who was Dogberry’s assistant, were talking to some newly recruited night watchmen whose job it was to maintain the peace of … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scenes 1-2

— 3.1 — After dinner, Hero and her two gentlewomen attendants, Margaret and Ursula, were walking in Leonato’s garden. Hero said, “Good Margaret, go to the parlor. There you will find my cousin Beatrice talking with Don Pedro and Claudio. … Continue reading

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