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).

Reviewsday: A New Season of Upstart Crow Begins

Having thoroughly enjoyed the debut season of the BBC Two comedy series, Upstart Crow (which I blogged about here), I couldn’t wait for Season 2 to begin, which it did just two weeks ago–and I wasn’t disappointed. Advertisements

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Choice Words

It is Monday, and thus a fine day for another insult from a master of the art, William Shakespeare. Today’s insult is from Act 4, Scene 6, of Shakespeare’s Pericles, in which the virtuous Marina (that’s her, above) tells Boult, who is … Continue reading

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Podcast: To Die, to Sleep

Today’s episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is a reprise of Hamlet’s famous third soliloquy (“To Be or Not to Be”) paired with Paul of Tarsus’s words from 2 Corinthians 5:1-9 in the King James Version of the Bible. You can easily subscribe … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Villains

The Norton Critical Edition people put together the above “Periodic Table of Literary Villains,” and of course we here at the Bard and the Bible Blog were unsurprised to see how many of Shakespeare’s villains figure prominently. How many do … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: @cincyshakes Midsummer Night’s Dream

It would be an extreme understatement to say I was excited to attend my first performance (with the lovely Robin) in Cincinnati Shakespeare Company‘s new Otto M. Budig Theater in Cincinnati. Last Friday evening’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream was not the … Continue reading

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The Worst Kind of Scold

If you are one of those people who has trouble launching a good insult, we are here to serve. All you have to do is subscribe to this website and every Monday you will get a handy insult from Shakespeare. … Continue reading

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Wooing Women

TGIF and time for a new episode (listen here) on The Bard and the Bible Podcast. This episode features Olivia’s lovelorn speech about Viola (whom she knows as Cesario) from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (“O, what a deal of scorn looks beautiful”), followed by the Shunamite … Continue reading

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