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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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Seize the Day: 250 Anecdotes and Stories

Introduction Cindy Jones is a nurse who works with cancer patients. In 1996, one such patient was about to die. One of Cindy’s colleagues asked the woman, “What is important to you?” What was important to the woman was being … Continue reading

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Reality is Fabulous: 250 Anecdotes and Stories

Activism In 1993, members of the Barbie Liberation Organisation fought against the gender stereotyping of such dolls as Barbie and GI Joe. They bought Barbie and GI Joe dolls and switched their voice boxes and then returned the dolls to … Continue reading

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Don’t Fear the Reaper: 250 Anecdotes

Introduction: Notes Left Behind In August 2007, six-year-old Elena Desserich died of a rare form of brain cancer known as brainstem glioma that afflicts mostly children. Her father, Keith, said, “They told us at the very beginning that she had … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s 38 Plays: Retellings in Prose

This is how I spent a few years of my retirement.  

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Create, Then Take a Break: 250 Anecdotes and Stories

Actors and Acting English actor Stanley Holloway, who created the role of Eliza Doolittle’s father in My Fair Lady on Broadway, almost didn’t. He felt ignored during rehearsals, although he later realized that that was a compliment. The director and … Continue reading

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William Shakespeare’s “Timon of Athens”: A Retelling in Prose

Below is an excerpt from my book William Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens: A Retelling in Prose, which sells for 99 cents — cheap! — at Smashwords, Apple iBookstore, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, etc. In this play, which I retell in novel … Continue reading

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