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David Bruce: “William Shakespeare’s ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’: A Retelling in Prose” — Act 4, Scene 2

— 4.2 — Bertram and Diana talked together in the widow’s house. Bertram said, “They told me that your name was Fontibell.” “No, my good lord, my name is Diana.” Bertram wasn’t much of a lover: He couldn’t even remember … Continue reading

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David Bruce: “William Shakespeare’s ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’: A Retelling in Prose” — Act 3, Scene 4

— 3.4 — The Countess of Rousillon and the Steward talked together in a room of the Count of Rousillon’s palace. The Steward, who was named Rinaldo, had delivered to the Countess a letter that Helena had given to him … Continue reading

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David Bruce: “William Shakespeare’s ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’: A Retelling in Prose” — Act 1, Scene 2

— 1.2 — In a room of the King of France’s palace in Paris, the French King stood, holding a letter. With him were many lords and attendants. At this time, the people of Florence and Siena, two cities in … Continue reading

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

— 3.3 — Arcite, carrying food, wine, and files, arrived in the thicket where he had earlier met Palamon. He said, “I should be near the place,” and then he shouted, “Ho! Cousin Palamon!” From his hiding place, Palamon asked, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “The Two Noble Kinsmen”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 2

— 3.2 — The jailor’s daughter was alone in the woods. In her hand was a file she had brought for Palamon to use to release himself from his fetters. She said to herself, “Palamon has misunderstood which thicket I … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “HENRY IV, PART 2”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 4, Scene 4

— 4.4 — In the Jerusalem Chamber in the palace at Westminster, King Henry IV was meeting with two of his sons: Prince Thomas of Clarence and Prince Humphrey of Gloucester. Warwick and others were also present. Using the royal … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “HENRY IV, PART 2”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 3, Scene 1

— 3.1 — In a room of the palace at Westminster at night, King Henry IV, wearing night clothing, said to his young servant, “Go and call the Earls of Surrey and of Warwick to come to me, but tell … Continue reading

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