Tag Archives: Romeo and Juliet

Reviewsday: Fools and Mortals

I love historical fiction in general, but I absolutely love novels about Shakespeare, Elizabethan/Jacobean England, and more. So I was excited to read Bernard Cornwell’s January 2018 release, Fools and Mortals. 

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The Bard, the Bible, and Baseball, Part 2

Bet you didn’t know that both the King James Version of the Bible and the Bard’s works mentioned baseball repeatedly, did you? It’s true. Last week, in honor of the start of Spring Training, this blog featured a listing of … Continue reading

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Arise, Fair Sun

This week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast pairs Romeo’s lines in the famous balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet with similar sentiments by “the lover” in Song of Solomon 2:10-13 in the King James Version of the Bible. … Continue reading

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Can Shakespeare Make You a Better Person?

With all due respect to Hamlet, there are more questions than “To be or not to be.” That’s a good one, for sure, but another is this: Can Shakespeare make you a better person? That is, can watching, listening, reading, … 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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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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Podcast: Isn’t She Lovely?

This week’s episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast (the eighth–already!) pairs Romeo’s famous soliloquy in the balcony scene of Romeo and Juliet with The Song of Solomon 2:10-14 from the King James Version of the Bible. Give it a listen, and … Continue reading

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