Monthly Archives: December 2011

“But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,/ All losses are restored and sorrows end.”

Shakespeare Sonnet #30 By Dennis Abrams ———————————- SONNET 30 When to the sessions of sweet silent thought I summon up remembrance of things past, I sigh the lack of many a thing I sought, And with old woes new wail … Continue reading

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“Strident and shrewish, she gets results, and being burned for a witch by English brutes is not calculated to bring out the best in anyone.”

Henry VI, Part One Act Five By Dennis Abrams ——————————————- Act Five:  A deal for peace is made between England and France, on the condition that Henry agrees to marry the Earl of Armagnac’s daughter.  But before that can take … Continue reading

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” ‘Tis much when scepters are in children’s hands,/But more when envy breeds unkind division:/There comes the ruin, there begins confusion.”

Henry VI, Part One Act Four By Dennis Abrams —————— Act Four:  Henry’s triumphal coronation is cut short with news of Burgundy’s treason, and things go from bad to worse when he is called upon to mediate yet another quarrel … Continue reading

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“Civil dissension is a viperous worm/That gnaws the bowels of the commonwealth.”

Henry VI, Part One Act Three By Dennis Abrams ————————————————- Act Three:  The King makes his first appearance, struggling to smooth over relations between Gloucester and Winchester.  He also attempts to calm the York-Lancaster struggle by making Plantagenet Duke of … Continue reading

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“Glory is like a circle in the water,/ Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself,/Till by broad spreading it disperse to naught.”

King Henry VI, Part One Act Two By Dennis Abrams ———————- Act Two:  Fortunes turn as the English assault Orleans and drive out the French.  Meanwhile, back in England, the political infighting reaches new heights as rivals Richard Plantagenet and … Continue reading

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