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William Shakespeare’s “1 Henry IV”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 3

— 2.3 — Hotspur stood in a room in his home, Warkworth Castle in Northumberland, as he read a letter out loud. Hotspur read, “For my part, my lord, I would be happy to be there because of the respect … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “1 Henry IV”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene 3

— 1.3 — In the council chamber of Windsor Castle, King Henry IV met with the nobles from the North who had lately been giving him trouble: Hotspur; Hotspur’s father, the Earl of Northumberland; and Hotspur’s uncle, the Earl of … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “1 Henry IV”: A Retelling in Prose — Cast and Act 1, Scene 1

CAST OF CHARACTERS THE GOOD GUYS King Henry the Fourth. Henry, Prince of Wales, son to the King. Aka Prince Hal. Prince John of Lancaster, son to the King. Earl of Westmoreland. Sir Walter Blunt. THE REBELS Thomas Percy, Earl … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 2

— 4.2 — At Macduff’s castle in Fife, Lady Macduff, her young son by her side, talked with Ross. “What did my husband do to make him flee from Scotland?” asked Lady Macduff. “You must have patience, madam,” Ross replied. … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 1

CHAPTER 4: Piled Higher and Deeper — 4.1 — The three Weird Sisters stood around a boiling cauldron in a cave. Outside a lightning storm raged. “Three times the striped cat has mewed,” the First Witch said. “Three times, and … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 1

Act 2: Macbeth Turns Evil — 2.1 — In the darkness of night, Banquo and Fleance, his son, entered the courtyard of Macbeth’s castle. To provide light, Fleance carried a burning torch. Banquo asked, “Fleance, what time of night is … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 4

— 2.4 — In a room of his house, Angelo talked to himself. “When I want to pray and think, I pray and think on different subjects. Heaven gets my empty words, while my imagination, which does not hear my … Continue reading

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