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William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 3

— 4.3 — Malcolm and Macduff were meeting outside the palace of the King of England. Malcolm’s bodyguards were near. Malcolm said, “Let us find some shade and mourn for Scotland there.” Macduff replied, “Let us instead wield deadly swords … Continue reading

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

CHAPTER 3: Evil and More Evil — 3.1 — Banquo stood alone at King Duncan’s castle, now occupied by the Macbeths, in Forres. Banquo thought, Macbeth, you have it all now. You are King of Scotland and now use the … Continue reading

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

— 2.2 — Lady Macbeth nervously paced and thought, I gave the King’s bodyguards wine to make them drunk; the same wine has made me bold. The wine that has put them to sleep has excited me and made me … Continue reading

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

— 4.4 — Angelo and Escalus talked in a room in Angelo’s house. Escalus said, “Every letter that Duke Vincentio has written has contradicted the letters we have previously received from him.” Claudio replied, “The letters are written in a … Continue reading

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

— 3.1 — In a room of the prison, Duke Vincentio, who was still disguised as a friar, talked to Claudio. Duke Vincentio asked, “So then you are hoping that Lord Angelo will pardon you?” “The miserable have no other … Continue reading

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