Category Archives: Plays

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: BBC’s Troilus and Cressida (1981)

Shakespeare can be boring. There, I said it. Most of his plays–even the darkest ones–include exciting bits, funny bits, and charming bits. Troilus and Cressida, not so much. 

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A Stewed Prune

You’re not Karen Carpenter, so don’t let Mondays get you down. Put your Monday to good use by finding (or making) an opportunity to use the following insult from Shakespeare. This week’s insult is spoken by the fat knight, Sir … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: Hag-Seed

Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed: A Novel is a wonderful concept, more-than-ably written. It is a retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, woven around a prison production of, well, Shakespeare’s The Tempest.  Hag-Seed is one of the Hogarth Shakespeare series, in which famous modern novelists write … Continue reading

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It’s another Monday–time for another Monday insult from Shakespeare. This week’s insult is spoken by the loquacious Menenius Agrippa (that’s him facing the women, above) to the Roman tribunes Junius Brutus and Sicinius Velutus (that’s them in the background, above) … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: @KyShakespeare’s 2017 Bard-a-Thon

For the second year in a row, I enjoyed part of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival‘s annual Bard-a-Thon (see here for my post on last year’s event).

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A Very Vesuvius

How’s your Monday going? Would a high-voltage insult come in handy? Help you get through the day? Well, we at the Bard and Bible blog are here to serve. Today’s insult is another from Shakespeare’s King Lear–and from the rapier tongue … Continue reading

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