Tag Archives: Othello

Othello @CincyShakes

Last Saturday I was accompanied by the lovely Robin to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company‘s commodious theater for a performance of Shakespeare’s Othello. I always find Othello a tough play to watch, for obvious reasons, perhaps. This production was nonetheless worthwhile, with … Continue reading

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Brush Up Your Shakespeare with this True/False Quiz

Wanna “brush up your Shakespeare,” as Slug and Lippy sang in Kiss Me, Kate? Look no further. Here is a short true/false quiz to see if you can distinguish real Shakespeare quotes from non-Shakespeare. Which of these are from Shakespeare? … Continue reading

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My Favorite Shakespeare Villains

Last week, this blog featured an infograph of literary villains in which Shakespeare’s characters figured prominently. So that started me thinking about my favorite (i.e., most deliciously villainous) of the Bard’s bad guys. So here’s the list (and the plays … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: A New Season of Upstart Crow Begins

Having thoroughly enjoyed the debut season of the BBC Two comedy series, Upstart Crow (which I blogged about here), I couldn’t wait for Season 2 to begin, which it did just two weeks ago–and I wasn’t disappointed.

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Podcast: Good Name

A new episode (here) on The Bard and the Bible Podcast pairs Iago’s short speech from Shakespeare’s Othello (“Good name in man and woman”) with two verses from the King James Version of the Bible: Proverbs 22:1 and Ecclesiastes 7:1.

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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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