Category Archives: Plays

Reviewsday: Stratford Festival’s Antony and Cleopatra

Oddly, the Stratford Festival’s HD production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra is listed (on imdb.com and elsewhere) as “humorous” and “comedy.” True, there are some pleasingly light moments in the production, but make no mistake, it is a muscular and … Continue reading

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Not Worth Another Word

How is your Monday going? Could you put an insult to good use, maybe? If so, we here at The Bard and the Bible blog offer the following Shakespearean insult: This week’s insult is spoken by the old lord Lafeu … Continue reading

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Starveling and More

The cracker-jack staff here at The Bard and the Bible blog missed posting last Monday’s insult-of-the-week. Heads have rolled, we assure you, and we hope it didn’t cramp your style too much not to have a new Shakespearean insult ready … Continue reading

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Ten Plays I Wish Shakespeare Had Written

As everyone knows, William Shakespeare wrote a plethora of plays and poems, featuring a variety of characters, settings, and themes, from Titus Andronicus to The Tempest. He is even known to have produced more plays that are so far lost to modern scholars, such … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: Shakespeare (The Invention of the Human)

745 pages. I am a Shakespeare nut. I am also a Harold Bloom fan. But 745 pages? That is the length of Bloom’s indispensable work, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human. Its breadth and depth, however, are immeasurable.

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Reviewsday: A Magical Tempest

I have seen numerous live and screen productions of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, but Cincinnati Shakespeare Company‘s just-completed run of the play was the finest. It was a magical Tempest and a fitting farewell to the cozy confines of their home of twenty … Continue reading

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Berowne Berates

Another Monday, another insult. At least here at The Bard and the Bible that is the case. Today’s insult comes from Love’s Labour’s Lost, where Berowne insults Costard: Ah, you whoreson loggerhead! (Love’s Labour’s Lost, IV, 3, 199). As it happens, “whoreson” … Continue reading

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