Tag Archives: Hamlet

7 More Favorite Parallels in The Bard and the Bible

I posted last week (here) a few of my favorite parallels between the works of Shakespeare and the Bible (in particular, the King James Version). Those correspondences (and contrasts) form the backbone of my book, The Bard and the Bible: A Shakespeare … Continue reading

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As Dreams Are Made On: My Top 13 Casting Choices

Keira Knightley as Ophelia? Kevin Spacey as Richard III? Yes, please. I recently (here) listed actors I would love to see cast in various Shakespearean roles, but confined my list to the lighter roles (clowns, fools, etc.). But I have … Continue reading

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Comic Relief: My Top 16 Casting Choices

Nathan Fillion and Jennifer Lawrence as Benedick and Beatrice? Nick Frost & Simon Pegg as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? Be still my heart! Casting directors have a big job, especially when it comes to casting Shakespeare. Their casts are chosen, based not … Continue reading

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Podcast: Quintessence of Dust

If it’s Friday, it must be time for a new Bard and the Bible podcast. This week’s podcast pairs Hamlet’s “What a piece of work is man” speech with Psalm 8:4-9 in the King James Version of the Bible. For automatic uploads of … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: Great Performances’ Hamlet

I’ve seen a lot of Hamlet performances over the years but somehow I missed the David Tennant/Patrick Stewart TV adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) 2008 stage production.

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