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

 — 5.1 — In a field of Salisbury, the Sheriff and some halberdiers led Buckingham to the place of execution. “Won’t King Richard let me speak with him?” Buckingham asked. “No, my good lord,” the Sheriff replied. “Therefore be patient.” … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s RICHARD III: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scenes 6-7

 — 3.6 — A Scrivener, a person who copies documents, looked at a legal document he was holding in his hands. The Scrivener said to himself about the document he was holding, “This is the document containing the charges against … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s RICHARD III: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scenes 4-5

— 3.4 — In the Tower of London, several people sat at a table and talked: Buckingham, Lord Stanley, Hastings, the Bishop of Ely, Ratcliff, Francis Lovel, and others. This council of lords was meeting to discuss plans for the … Continue reading

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

 — 3.2 — In front of Hastings’ house, a messenger knocked at his door. The messenger called, “My lord!” From inside his house, Hastings called, “Who is knocking at my door?” The messenger replied, “A messenger from the Lord Stanley.” … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s RICHARD III: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 1

 — 3.1 — On a street in London stood the young Edward, Prince of Wales. With him were Richard, Buckingham, CardinalBourchier, Catesby, and others. CardinalBourchier was the Archbishop of Canterbury. Buckingham said, “Welcome, sweet Prince, to London, your capitol.” Richard … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s RICHARD III: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scenes 3-4

 — 2.3 — On a street, two citizens talked together. The first citizen said, “Neighbor, we are well met. Where are you going so quickly?” “I assure you, I scarcely know myself,” the second citizen said. “Have you heard the … Continue reading

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

 — 2.2 — The old Duchess of York was in a room of the palace with Clarence’s two children, a boy and a girl. The old Duchess of York was the children’s grandmother; she was the mother of King Edward … Continue reading

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

 — 2.1 — In a room of the palace were an ill King Edward IV, Queen Elizabeth, Dorset, Rivers, Hastings, Buckingham, Grey, and others. Two factions were represented in this group of people. One faction consisted of Queen Elizabeth, Dorset, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s RICHRD III: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene 4

 — 1.4 — Clarence and Brakenbury, the Lieutenant of the Tower of London, were in Clarence’s cell in the Tower of London. “Why does your grace look so sad today?” Brakenbury asked. Clarence replied, “I have passed such a miserable … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s RICHARD III: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, scene 3

 — 1.3 — In a room of the palace was Queen Elizabeth, wife of the very ill King Edward IV. With her were Rivers, Dorset, and Grey. Queen Elizabeth’s maiden name was Elizabeth Woodville. Rivers was Anthony Woodville, Earl Rivers, … Continue reading

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