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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “The Two Noble Kinsmen”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 2

— 5.2 — The doctor, jailer, and wooer talked together. The wooer was dressed like Palamon, whom he impersonated when around the jailer’s daughter. The doctor asked, “Has this advice I gave you done her any good?” “Oh, it has … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “The Two Noble Kinsmen”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 1

— 5.1 — Theseus, Pirithous, Hippolyta, and some attendants were present in an area in which three altars were set up. Each of the three altars was dedicated to a god: Mars, god of war; Venus, goddess of love; and Diana, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “The Two Noble Kinsmen”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 3

— 4.3 — The jailer, the wooer of the jailer’s daughter, and a doctor talked together. The doctor said, “Her insanity is more evident at some phases of the moon than at other phases, isn’t it?” The jailer replied, “She … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “The Two Noble Kinsmen”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 2

— 4.2 — Emilia stood alone, holding two miniature pictures. One picture depicted Palamon; the other picture depicted Arcite. She said, “I could still bandage those wounds up that must otherwise open and bleed to death for my sake.” She … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “The Two Noble Kinsmen”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 1

— 4.1 — The jailer and a friend talked together. The jailor said, “Have you heard anything more? Was anything said about me concerning the escape of Palamon? Good sir, remember!” The friend replied, “I heard nothing because I came … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “The Two Noble Kinsmen”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 6

— 3.6 — Palamon emerged from the bush where he had been hiding. He said to himself, “My cousin gave his word to visit me again about this hour, and to bring with him two swords and some pieces of … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “The Two Noble Kinsmen”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 5

— 3.5 — A schoolmaster and six countrymen were talking; they intended to dance a morris dance for Duke Theseus and other nobles. One of the countrymen was dressed as a Bavian, or baboon. The schoolmaster said, “Bah, bah, what … Continue reading

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