Monthly Archives: January 2012

I’m back with this week’s schedule

Back from vacation — here’s the revised posting schedule for this week: Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, Richard III, Act One Thursday night/Friday morning, Richard III, Act Two Then back to regular schedule…    

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“And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover/To entertain these fair well-spoken days,/I am determined to prove a villain/And hate the idle pleasures of these days.”

Richard III An Introduction by Dennis Abrams (with a little help from Jeanne Badman) No more waiting, let’s begin King Richard the Third,  Here is a brief paragraph from the Introduction by Robert Maslen from the 1994 HarperCollins edition of … Continue reading

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“In all external grace you have some part,/But you like none, none you, for constant heart.”

Sonnet 53 by Dennis Abrams (with a little help from Jeanne Badman) ******** What is your substance, whereof are you made, That millions of strange shadows on you tend? Since every one hath, every one, one shade, And you, but … Continue reading

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But wherefore dost thou come? Is’t for my life?

Henry VI, Part Three Act Five By Dennis Abrams (with a little help from Jeanne Badman) ******** King Edward and Richard of Gloucester confront Warwick at Coventry. Warwick is reinforced by Oxford, Somerset, Montague and Clarence. Richard has a brief … Continue reading

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“And not in me — I am myself alone.”

  Henry VI, Part Three Act Four by Dennis Abrams (with a little help from Jeanne Badman) King Edward’s brothers disapprove of his marriage to Lady Grey. Clarence, seeking a better position for himself, departs with Somerset to support Warwick … Continue reading

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“Matter of marriage was the charge he gave me, But dreadful war shall answer his demand.”

Henry VI, Act Three by Dennis Abrams (with a little help from Jeanne Badman) The deposed King Henry is abducted in Scotland and taken to London as prisoner of King Edward.  The widow Lady Grey attends the court to request … Continue reading

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“Sad-hearted men, much overgone with care,/Here sits a king more woeful than you are.”

Henry VI Part III Act Two By Dennis Abrams ———————— Act Two:  Despite his father’s death, Edward Plantagenet is proclaimed the rightful king.  In the royal camp, Henry knights his own son, but declines to fight.  When Edward appears and … Continue reading

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