Category Archives: Plays

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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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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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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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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Reviewsday: A Lovely Love’s Labour’s Won

Love’s Labour’s Won is the title of a play that a couple contemporaries of the bard included in listings of William Shakespeare’s plays. Some scholars consider it a lost play; others think it was one title used for a play … Continue reading

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Why People “Hate” Shakespeare

A few months before my book, The Bard and the Bible, was published, I told a good friend how great it was, and she wrinkled her nose and said, “I hate Shakespeare.” Ouch. As we talked further, I found out … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: Merry Wives at #ShakesinthePark

This past Saturday evening my wife, the lovely Robin, accompanied me to a Shakespeare in the Park performance of The Merry Wives of Windsor at Keehner Park, in West Chester. 

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