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“Nothing will come from nothing. Speak again.”

King Lear Act One, Part One By Dennis Abrams ———————– MAJOR CHARACTERS King Lear of Britain Goneril, Lear’s oldest daughter Duke of Albany, Goneril’s husband Regan, Lear’s second daughter Duke of Cornwall, Regan’s husband Cordelia, Lear’s youngest daughter Duke of … Continue reading

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“Welcome ever smiles,/And farewell goes out sighing.”

Troilus and Cressida Act Four By Dennis Abrams —————————————- Aeneas breaks the news to Troilus: Diomedes has arrived with Antenor, who is to be exchanged for Cressida With little time left, the couple tearfully exchange love tokens, and Troilus begs … Continue reading

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“Beware the ides of March.”

Julius Caesar Act One By Dennis Abrams ———————- Major Characters Julius Caesar (later a Ghost) Calpurnia, Caesar’s wife The conspirators against Caesar:  Marcus Brutus, Caius Cassius, Casca, Trebonius, Decius Brutus, Metellus Cimber, Cinna and Caius Ligarius Portia, Brutus’s wife Lucius, … Continue reading

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“If Shakespeare had deliberately set out to deglorify the Battle of Agincourt and King Henry in particular it would seem if he could hardly have done more.”

Henry V Act Four, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ———————- I’d like to continue our look at Act Four of Henry V with Harold Goddard’s in-depth look at the Battle of Agincourt. I realize that my posts have emphasized a … Continue reading

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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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“But I will rise there with so full a glory/That I will dazzle all the eyes of France,/Yea, strike the Dauphin blind to look on us.”

Henry V Act One By Dennis Abrams ——————————- MAJOR CHARACTERS Chorus, introducing the action THE ENGLISH King Henry V of England (aka Harry) Dukes of Gloucester and Clarence, Henry’s brothers Duke of Exeter, Henry’s uncle Duke of York Earls of … Continue reading

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“How I came by the crown, O God, forgive! And grant it may with thee in true peace live.”

Henry IV Part Two Act Four By Dennis Abrams ————————— Act Four:  York, Mowbray and Hastings, commanding the rebel forces in Gaultres Forest, are unimpressed by Northumberland’s flight to Scotland.  When they address their grievances to Hal’s brother, Prince John … Continue reading

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