Tag Archives: King Lear

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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