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William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure: A Retelling in Prose — Act 1, Scene 2

CHECK OUT “FREE EBOOKS” ABOVE — 1.2 — On a street in Vienna, Lucio and two gentlemen talked. Lucio said, “If the Duke of Vienna with the other Dukes does not reach an agreement with the King of Hungary, why … Continue reading

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

MATTHEW 7:1-5 King James Version (KJV) 1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3 And why beholdest thou … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 1

— 5.1 — In the palace, Theseus and Hippolyta were talking. Philostrate, Theseus’ Master of the Revels, aka Director of Entertainments, and other people were also present. Hippolyta said, “Theseus, these four lovers have talked of strange things.” “I think … Continue reading

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

— 4.2 — Quince, Flute, Snout, and Starveling were meeting in Peter Quince’s house in Athens. Quince asked Starveling, “Have you sent anyone to Bottom’s house to ask about him? Has he come home yet?” “No one has seen him,” … Continue reading

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

— 4.1 — In another part of the forest, Titania entertained Bottom. Many other fairies, including Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Mote, and Mustardseed, were also present. Oberon watched from a position where he was unseen. Titania said to Bottom, who was enjoying … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 2

— 3.2 — In another part of the forest, Oberon said to himself, “I wonder whether Titania has awakened, and I wonder what living thing it was that first she saw — that is the thing that she must love … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 1

— 3.1 — Titania, Queen of the Fairies, lay asleep near the place in the forest where the craftsmen of Athens — Bottom, Quince, Snug, Flute, Snout, and Starveling — had come to practice their play. Bottom asked, “Are we … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 2, Scene 2

— 2.2 — In another part of the forest, Titania and her fairy attendants were settling in for the night. Titania ordered, “Come and dance in a fairy ring and sing a fairy song. Then leave and attend to your duties. … Continue reading

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

— 2.1 — In the forest near Athens, a fairy met Puck. “How now, spirit! Whither wander you?” Puck inquired. The fairy replied, “Over hill, over dale, through bush, through brier, over park, in light so pale, through flood, through … Continue reading

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

— 1.2 — A number of craftsmen of Athens were meeting in the house of Peter Quince the carpenter: Nick Bottom the weaver, Francis Flute the bellows-mender, Tom Snout the tinker, Robin Starveling the tailor, and Snug the joiner, aka … Continue reading

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