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David Bruce: “William Shakespeare’s ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’: A Retelling in Prose” — Act 2, Scene 3

— 2.3 — Bertram, Lafeu, and Parolles spoke together in a room in the French King’s palace. They were talking about the French King’s miraculous recovery from his deadly illness. Lafeu was holding a printed ballad about the King’s miraculous … Continue reading

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David Bruce: William Shakespeare’s “The Two Noble Kinsmen”: A Retelling in Prose — Act 5, Scene 4 and Epilogue

— 5.4 — A guard entered with Palamon and his three Knights; all of the prisoners were tied up. The jailer, an executioner, and others arrived. The executioner was carrying an ax. Palamon and the three Knights who had fought with him … Continue reading

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

— 5.3 — Near the place appointed for the combat were Theseus, Hippolyta, Emilia, Pirithous, and some attendants. “I’ll not go a step further,” Emilia said. “Won’t you see this battle?” Pirithous asked. “I would rather see a wren swoop … Continue reading

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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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