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).

Glory and Grace

In this week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast, we pair Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 (“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”) with Isaiah 35:1-10 in the King James Version of the Bible.

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Shakespeare’s Best Soliloquies

Everyone knows “To be or not to be,” right? That memorable line kicks off Shakespeare’s most famous soliloquy. Shoot, the most famous soliloquy. So obviously, that speech from Hamlet is number one. But what would the rest of the best be? … Continue reading

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Dreams and Mysteries

A new episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is now live (it is also easy to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes). In this week’s episode, Shylock’s soliloquy in Act III, Scene 1, of The Merchant of Veniceis followed by verses from Paul’s letter to the … Continue reading

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My 10 Favorite Shakespearean Insults

I have posted many artful insults from Shakespeare on this site (here and here, for example), so readers of this blog will know the Shakespearean insult is an art form I appreciate. So I thought I’d take a few moments … Continue reading

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More Fair

In this week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast pairs Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 (“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”) with Isaiah 35:1-10 in the King James Version of the Bible. Ratings and reviews on iTunes are much appreciated. You can also easily subscribe to the … Continue reading

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Brush Up Your Shakespeare

Lee Wilkof and Michael Mulheren, recreating their delightful performance from the 1999 Broadway revival of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate (an adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew).

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A Piece of Work

In this week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast we pair Hamlet’s famous soliloquy (one of many) in Shakespeare’s Hamlet (“What a piece of work is man”) with Psalm 8:4-9 in the King James Version of the Bible. Ratings and reviews on iTunes are much appreciated. You can … Continue reading

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Othello @CincyShakes

Last Saturday I was accompanied by the lovely Robin to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company‘s commodious theater for a performance of Shakespeare’s Othello. I always find Othello a tough play to watch, for obvious reasons, perhaps. This production was nonetheless worthwhile, with … Continue reading

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High Fantastical

This week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast does something we haven’t done before. We pair the same Shakespeare passage we featured last week–Orsino’s famous monologue in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night–but pair it with a different portion of the King James Version … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: Fools and Mortals

I love historical fiction in general, but I absolutely love novels about Shakespeare, Elizabethan/Jacobean England, and more. So I was excited to read Bernard Cornwell’s January 2018 release, Fools and Mortals. 

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