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The Bard and the Bible: Book of the Year

Shakespeare and the Bible have both garnered lavish praise and numerous awards over the years (“greatest writer in the English language,” “best-selling book of all time,” etc.). But last week added one more accolade. Advertisements

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Reviewsday: Shakespeare (The Invention of the Human)

745 pages. I am a Shakespeare nut. I am also a Harold Bloom fan. But 745 pages? That is the length of Bloom’s indispensable work, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human. Its breadth and depth, however, are immeasurable.

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How I Read So Much

I am asked often, “How do you read so much?” These days, I read more than 100 books a year (including at least a half-dozen or so of Shakespeare’s plays). And I don’t read nearly as much as I want to. I’m … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: The Handy-Volume Shakspeare

The book purchase of which I am proudest and have been most gratified by over the years? I’m so glad you asked.

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Reviewsday: Will & Me

I am a sucker for books about Shakespeare, and almost always devour them alacrity, so I was excited to read Dominic Dromgoole’s memoir, Will & Me: How Shakespeare Took Over My Life.

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6 Reasons Kids Should Read Shakespeare

(a guest post by Sue Schlesman) I remember reading Shakespeare for the first time in seventh grade.

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Reviewsday: The Millionaire and the Bard

Henry Folger was not a man you would expect to become an obsessive collector of Shakespeareana. To begin with, he was an American. He became wealthy in the oil industry, eventually becoming president and chairman of Standard Oil of New … Continue reading

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