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“Once more into the breach, dear friends, once more…”

Henry V Act Three By Dennis Abrams ————————————– Act Three:  Fighting rates outside Harfleur, where King Henry exhorts his forces to drive through the town walls.  Bardolph is eager to advance, but his reluctant companions have to be driven on … Continue reading

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“I am amazed, methinks, and lose my way/Among the thorns and dangers of this world.”

King John Act Five By Dennis Abrams ———————– Act Five:  John gives in to the Pope’s wish, but Pandolf is unable to call off the Dauphin.  As war breaks out, news arrives that the French reinforcements have been shipwrecked.  Suffering … Continue reading

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“Grief fills the room up of my absent child, /Lies in his bed, walks up and down with me,/Puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words,/Stuffs out his vacant garments with his form;/Then have I reason to be fond of grief.”

King John Act Four By Dennis Abrams —————————– Act Four:  Back in England, Hubert visits the cell where Arthur is being held, but, ultimately, cannot bring himself to use red hot irons to burn out young Arthur’s eyes.  At court, … Continue reading

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“And now he feasts, mousing the flesh of men/In undetermined difference of kings.”

King John Act Two By Dennis Abrams ——————————- ACT TWO:  The two armies confront each other at Angers.  The French claim the city for Arthur; King John demands it as his.  A citizen, acting as spokesman, vows loyalty to the … Continue reading

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“But from the inward motion to deliver/Sweet, sweet, sweet poison for the age’s tooth:/Which, though I will not practice to deceive,/Yet, to avoid deceit, I mean to learn;”

King John Act One By Dennis Abrams —————— MAJOR CHARACTERS King John of England, brother of deceased Richard (of the lion’s heart) I Queen Eleanor (of Aquitaine), their mother. Prince Henry, John’s son (later King Henry III of England) Lady … Continue reading

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