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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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What’s in a Name?

A few weeks ago, Shakespeare was in the news. Well, not Shakespeare. Shakespear.

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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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My Favorite Shakespeare Infographs

You know what an infograph (or infographic) is, right? It’s a chart or other visual depiction of information that is intended to be consumed and understood quickly. There are all kinds, from maps to timelines and more. Some of my favorites, … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: Otto M. Budig Theater, Cincinnati OH

My loving wife and family (the local ones, anyway) accompanied me yesterday to Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, the vibrant Washington Park (above), and the grand opening of the Otto M. Budig Theater, the brand new home of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. 

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Podcast: Earth Music

A brand new episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is now live. This week, the words of Caliban from Shakespeare’s The Tempest (“Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises”) meet the words of Psalm 98:4-9 in the King James Version of … Continue reading

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