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Villain of the Earth, Chief of Sinners

A new episode (here) on The Bard and the Bible Podcast pairs Enobarbus’s lament (“I am alone the villain of the earth”) from Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra with Paul’s “Chief of Sinners” passage from 1 Timothy 1:12-17 in the King James Version of the Bible. Ratings and … Continue reading

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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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Reviewsday: The Year of Lear

James Shapiro has written numerous books on Shakespeare, such as Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare (which I’ve read) and A Year in the Life of Shakespeare: 1599 (which I haven’t). So I had some idea of what I was getting … Continue reading

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