Category Archives: Bard

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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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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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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Will’s Facebook Page

By now, probably everyone has seen this (or similar) depiction of William Shakespeare’s Facebook page, but it’s still fun.

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10 Shakespeare “Facts” and What I Think

When it comes to Shakespeare, many people accept as “facts” things that ain’t necessarily so. So I thought I’d take a few moments to run down a list of ten commonly asserted and even sometimes accepted “facts” about the bard. … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: A Novel Journal, Shakespeare Edition

While in Louisville, Kentucky, recently, I visited a bookstore with a few friends, and there discovered a delightful and different journal: “a novel journal,” it’s called. It is one of several volumes published by Thunder Bay Press. Of course, the … Continue reading

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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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