Category Archives: Bard

Can Shakespeare Make You a Better Person?

With all due respect to Hamlet, there are more questions than “To be or not to be.” That’s a good one, for sure, but another is this: Can Shakespeare make you a better person? That is, can watching, listening, reading, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Shakespeare Villains

Last week, this blog featured an infograph of literary villains in which Shakespeare’s characters figured prominently. So that started me thinking about my favorite (i.e., most deliciously villainous) of the Bard’s bad guys. So here’s the list (and the plays … 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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I’m Not Sorry WILL Was Canceled

The news was announced last week that the TNT television series Will, a reimagining of the young William Shakespeare’s entry into the Elizabethan theater scene, has been canceled. Despite my early excitement (see here) and intense interest, I’m not disappointed. … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: The Folger’s “Shakespeare Unlimited” Podcast

I spend a lot of time on the computer, writing, editing, emailing, and more. In all of those tasks, I prefer a little background music, usually classical or instrumental jazz–nothing with words, because I inevitably end up paying attention or … Continue reading

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How NOT to Hate Shakespeare

Last week, I posted on why people hate Shakespeare. At least my best guesses. So I thought the following TEDx talk would be an excellent follow-up: To this I say, with Charmian, “Amen.” And with Touchstone, “Amen.” And with Imogen, … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: The Bard and the Bible

It has now been a year since the release of The Bard and the Bible: A Shakespeare Devotional, so it’s a great time to revisit a few of my favorite reviews of the book. The first is a review on … Continue reading

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