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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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“What dies with John of Gaunt? Nothing less than a vision of the world.”

Richard II Act Two, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ————————- As I was re-reading Act Two of Richard II last night, I was struck by the bitterness in the exchange between the dying John of Gaunt, Ill in myself to … Continue reading

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O sweet Juliet,/Thy beauty hath made me effeminate /And in my temper soften’d valour’s steel!

Romeo and Juliet Act Three, Part One By Dennis Abrams ——————————– Act Three:  Benvolio and Mercutio are walking through the streets when they are approached by an angry Tybalt, who is looking to challenge Romeo.  Arriving on the scene directly … Continue reading

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“Now art thou sociable, now art thou Romeo; now art thou what thou art, by art as well as by nature. For this driveling love is like a great natural that runs lolling up and down to hide his bauble in a hole.”

Romeo and Juliet Act Two, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ——————————————— From Stanley Wells, another view of the balcony scene, plus a glimpse of the Nurse and Mercutio: “For all the scene’s rapture, it is conceived in fully dramatic terms.  … Continue reading

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“If I profane with my unworthiest hand/This holy shrine, the gentler sin is this:/My lips, two blushing pilgrims, ready stand /To smooth that rough touch with a tender kiss.”

Romeo and Juliet Act One, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ————————– The twentieth century actor and director Harley Granville-Barker, commenting in his Preface to Romeo and Juliet, wrote “this is a tragedy of youth, as youth sees it,” and some … Continue reading

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