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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 1 (Conclusion)

— 5.1 — In front of Olivia’s house, Feste and Fabian were talking. Fabian said to Feste, “Please let me see Malvolio’s letter.” “Fabian, grant me a request first.” “Anything you want.” “Do not desire to see this letter.” “It’s as … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scenes 1-3

— 4.1 — Sebastian and Feste were arguing in front of Olivia’s house. Olivia had sent Feste to find Cesario and bring him back to her, and Feste thought that Sebastian was Cesario. Feste said, “Are you trying to make me … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 4

— 3.4 — Olivia and Maria talked together in Olivia’s garden. Olivia said to herself, “I have sent a servant after Orsino’s young messenger, Cesario, to make him come back and see me. What kind of food should I serve … Continue reading

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

— 3.2 — Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, and Fabian were meeting in a room in Olivia’s house. Sir Andrew, who was angry, said, “No, I will not stay in this house a second longer.” “Your reason, dear venomous one,” Sir … Continue reading

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

— 3.1 — A little later, Viola walked into Olivia’s garden, where she met Feste, who had a small drum — known as a tabor —hanging around his neck. “God bless you and your music, friend,” Viola said. “Do you live … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 5

— 2.5 — A change had been made in Maria’s plan. She would still plant the forged love letter where Malvolio would find it, but the people who would witness what would happen afterward would be Sir Toby, Sir Andrew, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s TWELFTH NIGHT: A Retelling in Prose — Chapter 2, Scene 4

— 2.4 — Orsino, Viola, Orsino’s attendant Curio, and others, including musicians, were in a room in Duke Orsino’s palace. Orsino said, “Play some music for me.” The musicians began to play. Orsino said, “Good morning, friends. Cesario, remember that … Continue reading

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