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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scenes 1-5 (Conclusion)

— 5.1 — Falstaff and Mistress Quickly were finishing their conversation. Falstaff said, “Please, no more prattling; go. I’ll keep my promise. This is the third time I have arranged an assignation; I hope good luck lies in odd numbers. … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scenes 4-6

— 4.4 — Mr. and Mrs. Page, Mr. and Mrs. Ford, and Sir Hugh were talking together in a room in the Fords’ house. Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Page had shown their husbands the letters that Falstaff had written to … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scenes 2-3

— 4.2 — Falstaff and Mrs. Ford were speaking in a room in the Fords’ house. Falstaff said, “Mrs. Ford, your sorrow has eaten up and taken away my suffering. I see that you return my love, and I declare … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 1

— 4.1 — On a public street stood Mrs. Page, Mistress Quickly, and William Page, the Pages’ young son, who was studying Latin, as even very young pupils did at that time. Speaking about Falstaff, Mrs. Page asked Mistress Quickly, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 5

— 3.5 — The following morning, Falstaff was in a room in the Garter Inn. He was still recovering from having been dumped into the cold water of the Thames River. With him was Bardolph, now a bartender at the … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 4

— 3.4 — Fenton and Anne Page were talking together in front of the Pages’ house. “I see I cannot get your father’s respect and friendship,” Fenton said. “Therefore send me no more to talk to him, sweet Nan.” “What … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 3

— 3.3 — In a room in the Fords’ house, Mrs. Ford called for two servants: “John! Robert!” Mrs. Page said, “Quickly, quickly! Is the buck-basket —” A buck-basket was a laundry basket. Mrs. Page and Mrs. Ford had plans … Continue reading

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