Get Free Copy

100 free copies left

This novel is limited to 100 free copies due to its part in Inkitt’s Novel Contest.

0
Free copy left
You can read our best books
Bryan Laesch would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

The Passion of the Redemption of the Duke of Gloucester and the Ascension of the Knight-Queen Sinéad

By Bryan Laesch All Rights Reserved ©

Other / Drama

Blurb

The Duke of Gloucester and his newly adopted niece, the captain of the knights, Sinead, wish nothing more than to protect their beloved kingdom of Albion. But when the old foe Calais seeks his retribution upon them both, he enacts a plan that pits them against each other and the crown of Albion. For the sake of Albion, Gloucester and Sinead must find a way to reconcile and lead their armies to victory. A modern interpretation of Shakespeare's playwriting style applied to an original work that I did for my English Honors project.

I. Introduction and Reason

“we know what we are, but know not what we may be”

Ophelia

Hamlet 4.5.42-43

Marry! Dearest reader! Prithee, tarry and set thyself down to read my play most fair. Prithee, secure stage and thespians perchance to perform it. Please allow me to introduce my Honors project, a pseudo-Shakespearean play called The Passion of the Redemption of the Duke of Gloucester and the Ascension of the Knight-Queen Sinéad. Or, The Passion of Gloucester and Sinéad, if you prefer the modern, succinct title.

Before you begin to read however, it is important that I explain a few things first. While I could write a very lengthy paper on all the decisions I made while writing my play, instead, in this introduction, I will focus on three important factors of my play: the setting, the characters of the court including my male lead, the Duke of Gloucester, and my female lead, who is somewhat uncharacteristic for the time period, Captain Sinéad. Throughout the play though in the footnotes, smaller happenings will be commented on making clearer connections to my research done for the play as well as to other themes, characters, and plays written by Shakespeare. For indeed, it would be hard to write a true Shakespearean-influenced play without using some of his more famous devices.

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

PaulSenkel: If you like Arthur C. Clarke's Odyssey, especially The Final Odyssey, then you will probably also enjoy this book. I definitely did.It does, however, address a more adolescent public than the above-mentioned book.I enjoyed the story and finished it in a few days. The overall situation on earth an...

dd1226: I love reading about other countries and I think this story about Cambodia after Polpot creates awareness of the tragedy that happened there and the actions of the U.N. to hold elections. The heroine of the story is easy to relate to, a modern, middleaged woman looking for an adventure, wanting t...

aeratheninja: Interestingly enough, this story touches on different psychological states and was very informing, on top of being a solid story. Although somewhat predictable, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this; I could feel the fear and the frustration of the characters, and was happy when they were happy.Even ...

ernbelle: When I first started this story I was a little unsettled by all of the information that appears in the prologue, and wasn't sure if I would continue. However, I am very glad I did. The plot was very well thought out and really interesting. There were not any page breaks or markers to acknowledge ...

: This is my first book reading on here and I absolutely loved it! If you like a book that'll keep you up late at night then this is your go to. What makes this novel so special is that it shows that even if your not blood related some people would put your needs before there's.

Sammi Chan: THIS WAS AMAZING!!! My favorite part of this story was the slow build of Merlin and Arthur's relationship. Their relationship was rlly nicely fleshed out and so good :) The way that you handled the magic reveal was super enjoyable. I rlly liked the switching POVs. Good!Mordred was cute and I'm rl...

Lydia Sherrer: I first read The Speaker almost a decade ago when I first discovered author Sandra Leigh. I loved it then, and I still love it now. It is a simple, easy read, yet deep in meaning and rich in storyline. I do not know what kind of research or prior knowledge Leigh has of First Nation tribes, but sh...

: This is a very interesting book - mostly because the heroine is quite charming and well rounded, and has very real issues to manage in her life. Most of all,. I loved the view inside of the life of a South Asian girl/woman, the emotional self-talk, the customs and preferences, the expectations a...

Dave Allen: Well-rounded. well-detailed story. Bull's done a thorough job developing her characters. An intriguing read!

More Recommendations

cicheah: Very well-knit story which sustains one's interest from beginning to end. Most enjoyable and a pleasure to read.

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral stories!
Iosaghar

FreakyPoet: "you made me laugh, made me cry, both are hard to do. I spent most of the night reading your story, captivated. This is why you get full stars from me. Thanks for the great story!"

The Cyneweard

Sara Joy Bailey: "Full of depth and life. The plot was thrilling. The author's style flows naturally and the reader can easily slip into the pages of the story. Very well done."

This story wasn't for you ?
Look at our most viral story!
Spectra

Ro-Ange Olson: "Loved it and couldn't put it down. I really hope there is a sequel. Well written and the plot really moves forward."