Tag Archives: The Tempest

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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Reviewsday: A Magical Tempest

I have seen numerous live and screen productions of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, but Cincinnati Shakespeare Company‘s just-completed run of the play was the finest. It was a magical Tempest and a fitting farewell to the cozy confines of their home of twenty … Continue reading

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A Puppy-headed Monster

Another Monday, another Shakespearean insult here at The Bard and the Bible. Today’s insult comes from The Tempest, where Trinculo insults Caliban: I shall laugh myself to death at this puppy-headed monster! A most scurvy monster (The Tempest, II.2.155). To … Continue reading

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Reviewsday: Shakespeare Behind Bars

Why they didn’t call it “The Bard Behind Bars” I’ll never know.

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Podcast: Such Stuff

Today’s episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is now live (it is also easy to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes so you never miss an episode).

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