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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s RICHARD II: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scenes 4-6 (Conclusion)

— 5.4 — Sir Pierce of Exton and a servant talked together in a room of Windsor Castle. Sir Pierce of Exton said, “Did you notice what words King Henry IV spoke? ‘Have I no friend who will get rid … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s RICHARD II: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 3

— 5.3 — King Henry IV, young Henry Percy, and some other lords talked together in a room at Windsor Palace. King Henry IV said, “Can’t anyone tell me news about my unthrifty, prodigal, and profligate son? It is fully … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s RICHARD II: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scenes 1-2

— 5.1 — The former Queen — King Richard II had been deposed — and her ladies appeared on a street leading to the Tower of London. The former Queen said, “This is the way the true King will come; this … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s RICHARD II: A Retelling in Prose — Chapter 4, Scene 1

— 4.1 — In Westminster Hall were meeting Henry Bolingbroke, the Duke of Aumerle, the Earl of Northumberland, young Henry Percy, Lord Fitzwater, the Duke of Surrey, the Bishop of Carlisle, and the Abbot of Westminster. Also present were another … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s RICHARD II: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 4

— 3.4 — In the garden of one of the Duke of York’s houses, the Queen and two ladies talked. The Queen said, “What entertainment shall we devise here in this garden to drive away the gloomy thought of sorrow?” … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s RICHARD II: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 3

— 3.3 — Henry Bolingbroke, the Duke of York, and the Earl of Northumberland spoke together before Flint Castle. With them were attendants and troops. Holding a piece of paper, Henry Bolingbroke said, “We learn from this information that the … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s RICHARD II: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scenes 1-2

— 3.1 — Before Bristol Castle, Henry Bolingbroke passed sentence on Bushy and Green, whom he and his men had captured. Also present were the Duke of York, the Earl of Northumberland, Lord Ross, young Henry Percy, Lord Willoughby, and … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s RICHARD II: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scenes 2-3

— 2.3 — In the wilds of Gloucestershire, Henry Bolingbroke and the Earl of Northumberland spoke. Soldiers were present. Henry Bolingbroke asked, “How far is it, my lord, to Berkeley Castle now?” “Believe me, noble lord,I am a stranger here … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s RICHARD II: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 2

— 2.2 — The Queen, Bushy, and Bagot spoke together in the palace. Bushy said to the Queen, “Madam, your majesty is too much downcast. You promised, when you parted from the King, to lay aside life-harming heaviness and depression … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s RICHARD II: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 1

— 2.1 — At Ely House, a dying John of Gaunt spoke to the Duke of York, his brother. Attendants were also present. John of Gaunt said, “Will the King come, so that I may breathe my last while giving … Continue reading

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