Author Archives: writerhoss

About writerhoss

I am a writer from southwestern Ohio, and a frequent speaker at churches, conferences, and retreats. My books include The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional).

Podcast: With Vilest Worms to Dwell

It is time for another episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast. This week’s upbeat installment, “With Vilest Worms to Dwell,” is now live (you can also easily subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, to ensure that you never miss an episode in the future). … Continue reading

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My Favorite Shakespeare Infographs

You know what an infograph (or infographic) is, right? It’s a chart or other visual depiction of information that is intended to be consumed and understood quickly. There are all kinds, from maps to timelines and more. Some of my favorites, … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: Otto M. Budig Theater, Cincinnati OH

My loving wife and family (the local ones, anyway) accompanied me yesterday to Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, the vibrant Washington Park (above), and the grand opening of the Otto M. Budig Theater, the brand new home of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. 

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A Noble Insult

It’s Monday again, and that means it is once more time for a good insult from Shakespeare. This week’s insult is spoken by the tribune Marullus at the very beginning of Julius Caesar, to a couple plebeians who are celebrating … Continue reading

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Podcast: Go to the Ant

This week’s episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast features the fool’s soliloquy from King Lear (“We’ll set thee to school to an ant”) with Proverbs 6:6-11 in the King James Version of the Bible.

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My Top Five Shakespeare Quotes

A guest post by Elisabeth Bridges When I received the invitation to participate in this series, I got a bit excited. And by “a bit excited,” I mean shaking-and-letting-out-muffled-shrieks-while-spinning-around-in-my-desk-chair excited. Bard quotes flooded my brain, and I began to wonder … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: BBC’s Troilus and Cressida (1981)

Shakespeare can be boring. There, I said it. Most of his plays–even the darkest ones–include exciting bits, funny bits, and charming bits. Troilus and Cressida, not so much. 

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