Tag Archives: King Lear

Podcast: Go to the Ant

This week’s episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast features the fool’s soliloquy from King Lear (“We’ll set thee to school to an ant”) with Proverbs 6:6-11 in the King James Version of the Bible.

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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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My Top 25 Shakespeare Quotes

A guest post by Sue Schlesman Let me clarify. Narrowing down my favorite Shakespearean quotes is a nearly impossible task. For one, I haven’t yet read everything he wrote, so there’s no telling what I’m still missing. Two, he was … Continue reading

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A Very Vesuvius

How’s your Monday going? Would a high-voltage insult come in handy? Help you get through the day? Well, we at the Bard and Bible blog are here to serve. Today’s insult is another from Shakespeare’s King Lear–and from the rapier tongue … Continue reading

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The Worst Kind

Monday, Monday, sang the Mamas and the Papas. No better time for an insult from the likes of William Shakespeare. Today’s insult comes from King Lear. Since we learned the meaning of “cullion” a couple weeks ago (here), we may be … 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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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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