Monthly Archives: May 2015

David Bruce: “William Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’: A Retelling in Prose”

On the shore of the Adriatic Sea on the coast of Illyria, the noblewoman Viola, as well as a sea captain and some sailors, had just landed after surviving a storm at sea that had sunk their ship. Viola asked, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: “William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’: A Retelling in Prose”

Thunder sounded and lightning flashed as a storm struck a ship at sea. The Captain of the ship shouted, “Boatswain!” “Here I am, Captain. How goes it?” “Good fellow, speak to the sailors and give them orders. All of us … Continue reading

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David Bruce: “William Shakespeare’s ‘The Taming of the Shrew’: A Retelling in Prose”

Petruchio, Katherina, Hortensio, Grumio, and some servants were traveling on the road to Padua to go to Katherina’s father’s house. Katherina was thinking: I have a decision to make. Do I allow myself to be tamed, or do I continue … Continue reading

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David Bruce: “William Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’: A Retelling in Prose”

Juliet had stopped dancing, and Romeo — whose name means “a pilgrim to Rome” — went over to her and held her hand, saying, “If I profane with my unworthiest hand this holy shrine, your hand, the gentle fine is … Continue reading

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David Bruce: “William Shakespeare’s ‘Othello’: A Retelling in Prose”

Late at night on a street of Venice, Italy, Iago and Roderigo were in the middle of a conversation. Roderigo said, “Bah! Don’t even try to make me believe that! I have trusted you, and I have let you spend … Continue reading

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David Bruce: “William Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’: A Retelling in Prose”

Standing in the garden in front of the house of Leonato, the Governor of Messina, were Leonato himself, his daughter, whose name was Hero, and his niece, whose name was Beatrice. Also present was a messenger sent to Leonato by … Continue reading

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Andrew Tobias: Why My Republican Friends Aren’t Democrats

During the 12 Bush years, net private-sector job creation totaled 747,000.   That’s it: just 747,000 — versus 19.6 million during the Clinton 8 years and 8 million more, so far, under Obama (or 12.3 million if you don’t count the … Continue reading

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tinwhiskerSC:nay “So my son (2 yo) plops himself into our bed, grabs my wife’s underwear catalog from the nightstand and…”

Source: tinwhiskerSC, “So my son (2 yo) plops himself into our bed, grabs my wife’s underwear catalog from the nightstand and…” Imgur. 11 May 2015 http://i.imgur.com/Iin3wg3.png Download free eBooks, including books for teachers, by David Bruce here: https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/about-the-blogger/ Romance Books … Continue reading

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Statistics Author: Definition of “Crying”

Source: RMDagan, “My stats textbook author must have hated his life. Found this is the glossary.” Imgur. 11 May 2015 http://imgur.com/jHRH15R Download free eBooks, including books for teachers, by David Bruce here: https://davidbruceblog.wordpress.com/about-the-blogger/ Romance Books by Brenda Kennedy (Some Free) … Continue reading

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David Bruce: “William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: A Retelling in Prose”

“‘A tedious brief scene of young Pyramus and his love Thisby; very tragical mirth.’ Merry and tragical! Tedious and brief! You may as well talk about hot ice and similarly strange snow.” Theseus asked Philostrate, “How shall we find the … Continue reading

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