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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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David Bruce:William Shakespeare’s RICHARD II: A Retelling Prose — Act 1, Scenes 2-4

— 1.2 — In his house in London, John of Gaunt and the Duchess of Gloucester, whose husband had been murdered at King Richard II’s order, talked together. John of Gaunt said, “Alas, the blood I shared with my brother … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s RICHARD II: A Retelling in Prose — Cast of Characters, and Act 1, Scene 1

CAST OF CHARACTERS MALE CHARACTERS King Richard II; his father was the late Edward of Woodstock, known as The Black Prince. Henry, surnamed Bolingbroke, Duke of Hereford, son of John of Gaunt; afterwards King Henry IV. Uncles of King Richard … Continue reading

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