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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s TROILUS AND CRESSIDA: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scenes 3-10

— 5.3 — Hector, armed and ready for battle, stood in front of the palace of his father, Priam, in Troy. With him was his wife, Andromache. “When was my lord so much unkindly tempered that he would stop his … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s TROILUS AND CRESSIDA: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 2

— 5.2 — Diomedes walked over in front of Calchas’ tent and called, “Are you still up? Speak to me.” From inside the tent, Calchas replied, “Who is calling?” “I am Diomedes. You are Calchas, I think. Where’s your daughter?” … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s TROILUS AND CRESSIDA: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 1

— 5.1 — Achilles and Patroclus talked together in front of Achilles’ tent. Achilles said about Hector, “I’ll heat his blood with Greek wine tonight, and tomorrow with my curved sword I’ll cool his blood by making it spurt from … Continue reading

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

— 4.5 — Ajax, wearing armor, walked over to Agamemnon, Achilles, Patroclus, Menelaus, Ulysses, Nestor, and some others. They were at the place where Ajax would duel Hector. The lists — barriers surrounding the place where the duel would take … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s TROILUS AND CRESSIDA: A Retelling — Act 4, Scene 4

— 4.4 — Pandarus and Cressida were talking inside her house. “Be calm, be calm,” Pandarus advised. “Why are you telling me to be calm?” Cressida said. “The grief that I taste is pure and entirely perfect, and it rages … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s TROILUS AND CRESSIDA: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 1

— 4.1 — On a street in Troy, Aeneas and a servant with a torch met Paris, Deiphobus, Antenor, the Greek Diomedes, and some other people who were carrying torches. Paris said, “I see someone. Ho! Who is that there?” … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s TROILUS AND CRESSIDA: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 3

— 3.3 — Agamemnon, Ulysses, Diomedes, Nestor, Ajax, Menelaus, and Calchas met in the Greek camp near Achilles’ tent. Calchas was a Trojan — Cressida’s father. He was a prophet who knew that Troy would be defeated in the war … Continue reading

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