SHAKESPEARE ALOUD

Edward III – Act IV, Scene 1 Brandeis Woods.

A rather short scene here – now that we’re on the battlefield this little vignettes, almost french scenes, get their own scene number and location. Much like Caesar or Antony & Cleopatra. So this makes the first play Shakespeare had a hand in that features a big battle in the second half. He tries to master this form of sustaining tension, inspiring English patriotism, and evoking realistic images of historical events his entire life, beginning with this act…

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