Tag Archives: The Tempest

Podcast: To Be Free

A brand new episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is now live. This week’s podcast pairs Prospero’s soliloquy from Shakespeare’s The Tempest (“Now my charms are all o’erthrown”) with the words of John 8:31-36 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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Reviewsday: Hag-Seed

Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed: A Novel is a wonderful concept, more-than-ably written. It is a retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, woven around a prison production of, well, Shakespeare’s The Tempest.  Hag-Seed is one of the Hogarth Shakespeare series, in which famous modern novelists write … 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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My 12 Favorite Shakespeare Lines

A friend recently commented on my list of favorite Shakespeare plays by asking what my favorite lines from Shakespeare might be. Wow, is that an impossible task? It is even more like choosing a favorite child or grandchild than that … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: Stratford Festival’s The Tempest

From the first moment, the Stratford Festival’s 2010 production of The Tempest, starring Christopher Plummer, made me long even more ardently to attend that hallowed spot near Toronto. Des McAnuff’s direction was outstanding. The stagecraft was incredible. From the opening scene, in … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day

Here is your Happy Fourth of July greeting from Shakespeare, Hamilton, and The Bard and the Bible: Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom! freedom, hey-day, freedom! (The Tempest II.2.184-185).

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