Category Archives: Plays

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

Posted in Plays | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Bard, Plays | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Plays, Quotes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Bard, Other, Plays | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Plays, Quotes | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Performances, Plays | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Bard, Plays | Tagged , | 6 Comments