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He holds her by the hand, silent.

Coriolanus Act Five, Part One By Dennis Abrams ———————————————————– Act Five:  Meanwhile, Rome is desperate to win back its savior, so first Cominius, then Menenius, are sent out to persuade Coriolanus to return. Both fail, but Virgilia, Volumnia, Valeria and … Continue reading

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“Only that name remains. The cruelty and envy of the people,/…who have all forsook me, hath devoured the rest.”

Coriolanus Act Four, Part One By Dennis Abrams  —————————————————- Act Four:  Although the tribunes do nothing to hide their joy at Coriolanus’s departure, it isn’t long before rumors spread that the Volscians will take advantage of his absence and launch … Continue reading

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“O, that I were a mockery king of snow,/Standing before the sun of Bolingbroke/To melt myself away in water-drops!”

Richard II Act Three, Part Two By Dennis Abrams —————————— For me, we probably have yet to read a line from Shakespeare more haunting than “For God’s sake let us sit upon the ground/And tell sad stories about the death … Continue reading

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