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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 3 (Conclusion)

 — 5.3 — In the churchyard where the tomb of the Capulets was located, Paris and his servant arrived that night. They were carrying flowers and a torch. “Give me the torch,” Paris said to his servant. “Go over there … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scenes 1-2

 — 5.1 — Romeo, alone on a street in Mantua, said to himself, “If I may trust the truth — if it is not deceiving — of dreams, my dreams foretell good news and happiness for me. My heart is … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 5

 — 4.5 — The Nurse entered Juliet’s bedchamber to awaken her. She said, “Juliet, wake up! I bet that you are still fast asleep, slugabed. Why aren’t you saying something? Well, you should get your rest. Count Paris will make … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scenes 1-4

— 4.1 — Count Paris had been talking to Friar Lawrence and asking him to officiate at his wedding to Juliet. Friar Lawrence now said, “On Thursday, sir? The time before the wedding is held is very short.” “This is … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 5

— 3.5 — Romeo and Juliet had enjoyed their wedding night together, and now it was almost morning. Juliet said, “Are you leaving now? It is not yet close to morning. We just now heard the cry of the nightingale … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scenes 3-4

 — 3.3 — Entering his cell, Friar Lawrence said loudly, “Come out, fearful Romeo. Figuratively speaking, affliction is in love with you, and you are married to calamity.” Romeo came out from behind a curtain where he had been hiding … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s ROMEO AND JULIET: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 2

 — 3.2 — In her bedchamber, Juliet impatiently waited for night to come so that Romeo could come to her. Juliet said to herself, “Phaëthon went to his father, the god Apollo, and asked to be allowed to drive the … Continue reading

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