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

ACT 3  — 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 … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s PERICLES OF TYRE: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 5

 — 2.5 — King Simonides read a letter in a room of his palace at Pentapolis. Some knights entered the room. The first knight said, “Good morning to the good Simonides.” Simonides said, “Knights, from my daughter I let you … Continue reading

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

 — 2.3 — In a hall of state was a banquet that was being served after the tournament. Among those present were King Simonides, Thaisa, lords, and attendants. Also present, of course, were the knights who had participated in the … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Prologue and Scene 1

 — Prologue — Addressing you the reader, John Gower said, “Here you have seen a mighty King, Antiochus, indeed, his child to incest bring. You have also seen a better Prince and benign lord — Pericles — who will prove … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scenes 3-4

 — 1.3 — Thaliard had arrived in Tyre on his mission to assassinate Pericles, its Prince. Standing in an antechamber of the palace, he said to himself, “So, this is Tyre, and this is the court. Here I must kill … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene 2

 — 1.2 — Pericles had returned to Tyre and was standing in a room of his palace. Pericles said to the lords who were just outside the room, “Let no one disturb us.” He then said to himself, “Why should … Continue reading

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

CAST OF CHARACTERS Male Characters ANTIOCHUS, King of Antioch. PERICLES, Prince of Tyre. HELICANUS and ESCANES, two Lords of Tyre. SIMONIDES, King of Pentapolis. CLEON, Governor of Tarsus. LYSIMACHUS, Governor of Mitylene. CERIMON, a Lord of Ephesus. THALIARD, a Lord … Continue reading

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