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: Thy Worldly Task Hast Done

A brand new episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is now live. This week, a dirge (and duet!) by Guiderius and Arviragus in Cymbeline is paired with the Apostle Paul’s “swan song” from 2 Timothy 4:6-8 in the King James Version of the … Continue reading

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Why I Read @HarperCollins #hc200 #WhyIRead

To know what otherwise I would not know,* To go where otherwise I may not go; To feel, to learn, to grow, to see, Become what otherwise I could not be; Remember, reminisce, repent, Restore a bit of what I’ve … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: Stratford Festival’s Antony and Cleopatra

Oddly, the Stratford Festival’s HD production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra is listed (on imdb.com and elsewhere) as “humorous” and “comedy.” True, there are some pleasingly light moments in the production, but make no mistake, it is a muscular and … Continue reading

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Not Worth Another Word

How is your Monday going? Could you put an insult to good use, maybe? If so, we here at The Bard and the Bible blog offer the following Shakespearean insult: This week’s insult is spoken by the old lord Lafeu … Continue reading

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Podcast: Will and Power

A new episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is now live. In this short installment, a speech of Ulysses from Troilus and Cressida is followed by Psalm 11, from the King James Version of the Bible.

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Shakespeare Stirs It Up

Maybe you haven’t heard about New York’s Public Theater production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar (that’s him below), with the title role played by an actor whose appearance is clearly intended to evoke President Donald Trump–who, of course, is betrayed and … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: The Empire Striketh Back

A guest post by writer, teacher, and speakerSue Schlesman. She blogs at http://www.susanwalleyschlesman.com and http://www.7prayersthatwork.com. I just read The Empire Striketh Back, Star Wars Part the Fifth, and I loved it! Star Wars readeth well, my Padouin learners.

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