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

— 4.1 — Prospero was talking to Ferdinand and Miranda outside his dwelling. He said to Ferdinand, “If I have too severely treated you, the compensation you will receive makes amends because I have given you here a third of … Continue reading

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

— 3.2 — On another part of the island, Caliban, Stephano, and Trinculo were still talking and drinking. “Don’t criticize me,” Stephano said to Trinculo, who had wanted him to moderate his drinking. “When the barrel of wine is empty, … Continue reading

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

— 3.1 — Ferdinand was busy doing the task that Prospero had given to him: moving pieces of logs, which would be used for firewood. He put down the wood he was carrying and said to himself, “I am a … Continue reading

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

— 2.2 — Caliban was carrying wood on another part of the island when he heard thunder. “May all the infections that the Sun sucks upfrom bogs, waterlands, and swamps fall on Prospero and make him inch by inch a … Continue reading

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

— 2.1 — In another part of the island, several members of the upper class who had escaped from the shipwreck were talking together. They included Alonso, the King of Naples; Sebastian, Alonso’s brother; Antonio, Prospero’s brother and the usurping … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST — Act 1, Scene 2

— 1.2 — On the island, the exiled Duke of Milan, whose name was Prospero, and his daughter, whose name was Miranda, watched the storm at sea. Miranda said, “If by your magic, my dearest father, you have put the … Continue reading

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

CAST OF CHARACTERS ALONSO, King of Naples. SEBASTIAN, Alonso’s brother. PROSPERO, the rightful Duke of Milan. In Latin, prosperomeans “I make happy, I make fortunate, I make successful.” ANTONIO, Prospero’s brother, the usurping Duke of Milan. FERDINAND, son to the … Continue reading

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