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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 5

— 2.5 — In a room of Cleopatra’s palace in Alexandria, Egypt, Cleopatra, Charmian, Iras, and Alexas were speaking. Some attendants were also present. Cleopatra, who was moody because she was thinking of the absent Mark Antony, ordered, “Give me … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scenes 3-4

— 2.3 — Standing in a room in Octavius Caesar’s house were Mark Antony and Octavius Caesar; Octavia was standing in between them. Some attendants were also present. Mark Antony said to Octavia, “The world and my great position will … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 2

— 2.2 — Enobarbus talked with Lepidus in a room of Lepidus’ house in Rome. Lepidus, who wanted peace between Octavius Caesar and Mark Antony, said, “Good Enobarbus, it will be a worthy deed and shall become you well if … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 1

— 2.1 — Sextus Pompey was meeting with the famous pirates Menecrates and Menas in a room of his house in Sicily. Sextus Pompey said, “If the great gods are just, they shall assist the deeds of the justest men.” … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene 5

— 1.5 — In Cleopatra’s palace in Alexandria, Cleopatra, Charmian, Iras, and the eunuch Mardian were speaking. Cleopatra said, “Charmian!” “Madam?” Cleopatra yawned from boredom and said, “Give me mandragora — a narcotic — to drink.” “Why, madam?” “So that … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene 4

— 1.4 — In a room of Octavius Caesar’s house, two of the triumvirs — Octavius and Lepidus — were meeting in the presence of some servants. Octavius Caesar was reading a letter. He said to Lepidus, “Now you may … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene 3

— 1.3 — In another room of the palace, Cleopatra, Charmian, Iras, and Alexas were talking. “Where is Mark Antony?” Cleopatra asked. “I have not seen him recently,” Charmian said. “See where he is, who is with him, and what … Continue reading

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