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).

BBC Adds More Shakespeare in 2018

The announcement was made last week that the BBC plans to air four stage productions of the Bard’s plays in 2018. Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female productions of Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Tempest, all filmed at the Donmar’s pop-up theatre … Continue reading

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The Powers That Be

This week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast resumes Richard II’s speech from Act 3 Scene 2 of Shakespeare’s Richard II and pairs it with Romans 13:1-7 in the King James Version of the Bible. Ratings and reviews on iTunes are much appreciated. You … Continue reading

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A Shakespeare True/False Quiz

Bet you didn’t know that Shakespeare was really the Duke of York, did you? (He wasn’t). But here are ten statements about Shakespeare for you to judge as “true” or “false.” The answers will follow after the break. 1. Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Darkness and Light

A brand new episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast this week pairs Richard II’s words to his “Discomfortable cousin” from Act 3 Scene 2 of Shakespeare’s Richard II with John 3:17-21 in the King James Version of the Bible. Ratings and … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Women

Yes, yes, I know, entire books have been written about William Shakespeare’s depiction of women in his sonnets and plays, and those books could fill whole libraries. This is not that. This is simply one fan–not a scholar–commenting on his … Continue reading

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Past the Wit of Man to Say

This week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast pairs Bottom’s monologue about his “rare vision” from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the passage he mangles: 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 in the King James Version of the Bible. Ratings and reviews on iTunes are much … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Shakespeare Moments in 2017

The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional) winning the Selah Awards 2017 Book of the Year (see photo above).  Enjoying The Tempest live at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.  Being mesmerized by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s opening production of A Midsummer … Continue reading

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