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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE — Act 5, Scenes 2-3 and Epilogue

 — 5.2 — John Gower said to you, the reader, “Now our sands have almost run through the hourglass. Just a little more, and I will be silent. Please grant me this, my last request, because such kindness must relieve … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s PERICLES, PRINCE OF TRYE: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5: Prologue and Scene 1

Act 5   — Prologue — John Gower said to you the reader, “Marina thus escapes from the brothel, and it happens that she comes into an honest house, our story says. She sings like an immortal goddess, and she dances … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 6

 — 4.6 — In a room of the brothel, Pandar, Bawd, and Boult talked about Marina. “I would pay twice what I paid for her if it meant that she never would have come here,” Pandar said. “Darn her!” Bawd … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scenes 3-5

 — 4.3 — Cleon and Dionyza were talking together in a room of their palace. “Are you foolish?” Dionyza asked. “Can the murder be undone?” “Oh, Dionyza, the Sun and Moon have never looked upon such a piece of slaughter!” … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 2

 — 4.2 — A male pandar, a female bawd, and their servant Boult were in a room in their brothel in the city of Mytilene on the island of Lesbos. “Boult!” Pandar shouted. “Sir?” “Search the market closely and see … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3: Prologue and Scene 1

 — Prologue — John Gower said to you the reader, “Now sleep has slaked the drunken revelers at the marriage. No din can be heard except snores throughout the house, snores made louder by the overfed stomachs resulting from this … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scenes 2-4

 — 3.2 — Cerimon, a lord of Ephesus, was in a room of his house. With him were two people who were seeking medical help — one for his master. They were wet and cold because they had walked in … Continue reading

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