Category Archives: Plays

A PG-13 Insult

When in the course of human events, you need a handy all-purpose insult to throw around, we here at The Bard and the Bible blog are happy to help. This time around we offer a line spoken by Antipholus of … 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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The “Trigger Warning” Guide to Shakespeare

Cambridge University made the news last week with reports that its English Faculty’s “Notes on Lectures” contained warnings that a lecture on Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus and The Comedy of Errors would include “discussions of sexual violence” and “sexual assault.” So, since we … 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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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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