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The Right Mind

This week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast pairs the boasts of the mysterious Glendower in 1 Henry IV with the Apostle Paul’s admonitions to humility in the pattern of Jesus Christ from Philippians 2:5-11 in the King James Version of the … Continue reading

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My 10 Favorite Shakespearean Clowns

One of William Shakespeare’s many literary gifts was the ability to create and develop memorable characters: kings and queens, villains and heroes, lovers and losers, and more. Some of his greatest creations, to my mind, where his fools and clowns … Continue reading

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My 10 Favorite Shakespearean Insults

I have posted many artful insults from Shakespeare on this site (here and here, for example), so readers of this blog will know the Shakespearean insult is an art form I appreciate. So I thought I’d take a few moments … Continue reading

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A Falstaffian Rejoinder

Are you suffering through another workweek? Is someone causing you trouble? Would you like a helpful insult or two to throw that person’s way? Well, have no fear, Shakespeare is here. A little while ago we featured an insult Henry … Continue reading

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Sanguine Coward

Another Monday, another good insult from Shakespeare. This week’s insult was loosed by Henry V–the former “Prince Hal”–at his former drinking buddy, Sir John Falstaff: This sanguine coward, this bed-presser, this horseback-breaker, this huge hill of flesh! (1 Henry IV, 2.4.225-6). … Continue reading

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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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My (and My Friends’) Favorite Shakespeare Quotes

A guest post by Joseph Bentz I have divided my favorite Shakespeare quotes into two categories. The first includes the quotes suggested by friends, whom I asked for feedback. The second category includes four Shakespeare quotes that frequently go through … Continue reading

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