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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s TIMON OF ATHENS: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scenes 1-4 (Conclusion)

— 5.1 — The poet and the painter arrived. Unseen by them, Timon watched them from inside his cave. “As far as I remember, we cannot be far from where Timon lives,” the painter said. “What are we to think … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s TIMON OF ATHENS: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, scene 3

— 4.3 — Timon was living in a cave in the woods, near the seashore. He came out of the cave and said to himself, “Oh, blessed infection-breeding Sun, draw up from the earth noxious vapors that cause things to … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s TIMON OF ATHENS: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 1

— 4.1 — Outside the wall protecting Athens, Timon said to himself, “Let me look back upon you. Oh, you wall, which girdles and keeps in those wolves, dive into the earth, and cease to be a protective fence around … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s TIMON OF ATHENS: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 6

— 3.6 — The banqueting room in Timon’s house was filled with tables and busy servants as several lords, Senators, and other people entered. Musicians played. The first lord said, “Good day to you, sir.” “I also wish a good … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s TIMON OF ATHENS: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scenes 4-5

— 3.4 — Two of Varro’s servants and one of Lucius’ servants arrived outside Timon’s house, where they met Titus, Hortensius, and other servants of Timon’s creditors. All of them waited for Timon to come out of his house. Varro’s … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s TIMON OF ATHENS: A Retelling in Prose — Chapter 3, Scenes 1-3

— 3.1 — Alone, Flaminius waited in a room in Lucullus’ house. A servant arrived and said to him, “I have told my lord about you; he is coming down to you.” “I thank you, sir.” Lucullus entered the room, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s TIMON OF ATHENS: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scenes 1-2

— 2.1 — Examining some financial papers in his house, a Senator said to himself about Timon, “… and lately, five thousand. To Varro and to Isidore he owes nine thousand; besides my former sum, which makes it five and … Continue reading

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