Tag Archives: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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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Reviewsday: Fools and Mortals

I love historical fiction in general, but I absolutely love novels about Shakespeare, Elizabethan/Jacobean England, and more. So I was excited to read Bernard Cornwell’s January 2018 release, Fools and Mortals. 

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The Bard, the Bible, and Baseball, Part 2

Bet you didn’t know that both the King James Version of the Bible and the Bard’s works mentioned baseball repeatedly, did you? It’s true. Last week, in honor of the start of Spring Training, this blog featured a listing of … Continue reading

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Past the Wit of Man to Say

This week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast pairs Bottom’s monologue about his “rare vision” from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the passage he mangles: 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 in the King James Version of the Bible. Ratings and reviews on iTunes are much … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Shakespeare Moments in 2017

The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional) winning the Selah Awards 2017 Book of the Year (see photo above).  Enjoying The Tempest live at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.  Being mesmerized by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s opening production of A Midsummer … Continue reading

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Lesser Grace

This week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast pairs Helena’s lament (that Demetrius loves Hermia, not Helena) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Song of Solomon 1:6-8 from the King James Version of the Bible. Ratings and reviews on iTunes are much appreciated. You … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: Otto M. Budig Theater, Cincinnati OH

My loving wife and family (the local ones, anyway) accompanied me yesterday to Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, the vibrant Washington Park (above), and the grand opening of the Otto M. Budig Theater, the brand new home of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. 

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