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“…the rest is silence.”

Hamlet Act Five, Part Five By Dennis Abrams ———————————- And here we are…at the end of Hamlet.  Not that it ever ends, really.  As Bloom says, “His play of some four thousand lines is Shakespeare’s longest and yet is not … Continue reading

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“And with a look so piteous in purport/As if he had been loosed out of hell/To speak of horrors, he comes before me.”

Hamlet Act Two, Part Two By Dennis Abrams ———————- How’s everybody doing on their reading?  Is the pace OK?  Too fast?  Too slow?  I read the first scene last night, will move on to the scene two tonight.  There’s a … Continue reading

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“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;/For he to-day that sheds his blood with me/Shall be my brother…”

Henry V Act Four By Dennis Abrams —————————- Act Four:  The night before battle, Henry visits his demoralized troops in disguise.  One soldier, named Williams, is challenged by the King for doubting the value of their mission.  In the morning, … Continue reading

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“So a’ cried out ‘God, God, God!’ three or four times. Now I, to comfort him, bid him a’ should not think of God; I hoped there was no need to trouble himself with any such thoughts yet.”

Henry V Act Two By Dennis Abrams ———————————- Act Two:  As the country prepared for war, Bardolph, Nim and Pistol play to enlist, but end up brawling.  They are interrupted by a summons to Falstaff, who, broken by Henry’s rejection … Continue reading

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“I do begin to perceive that I am made an ass.”

The Merry Wives of Windsor Act Five By Dennis Abrams —————————– Act Five:  At midnight, Falstaff waits in the Park, disguised, as instructed, as Herne the Hunter – an ancient woodland spirit.  Just as Mistresses Ford and Page arrive, the … Continue reading

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“If it should come to the ear of the court how I have been transformed, and how my transformation hath been washed and cudgeled, they would melt me out of my fat drop by drop, and liquor fishermen’s boots with me.”

The Merry Wives of Windsor Act Four By Dennis Abrams ————————- Act Four:  At Ford’s house, Falstaff’s renewed attempt to seduce Mistress Ford is stalled once again by the arrival of Mistress Page, warning that an angry Ford is on … Continue reading

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“I had rather be set quick i’th’earth,/And bowled to death with turnips.”

The Merry Wives of Windsor Act Three By Dennis Abrams —————————- Act Three:  the duel between Caius and Evans fails to occur when the Host of the Garter sends them to different places; reconciled, the two men agree to be … Continue reading

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