Tag Archives: Twelfth Night

Wooing Women

TGIF and time for a new episode (listen here) on The Bard and the Bible Podcast. This episode features Olivia’s lovelorn speech about Viola (whom she knows as Cesario) from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (“O, what a deal of scorn looks beautiful”), followed by the Shunamite … Continue reading

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My Top Five Shakespeare Quotes

A guest post by Elisabeth Bridges When I received the invitation to participate in this series, I got a bit excited. And by “a bit excited,” I mean shaking-and-letting-out-muffled-shrieks-while-spinning-around-in-my-desk-chair excited. Bard quotes flooded my brain, and I began to wonder … 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 Advice to a Shakespeare Newbie

I made a mistake last summer. I took a good friend to his first Shakespearience ever. That wasn’t the mistake part. The mistake was taking him to Hamlet–which may be the Bard’s greatest play, but is probably not the best … 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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Comic Relief: My Top 16 Casting Choices

Nathan Fillion and Jennifer Lawrence as Benedick and Beatrice? Nick Frost & Simon Pegg as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? Be still my heart! Casting directors have a big job, especially when it comes to casting Shakespeare. Their casts are chosen, based not … Continue reading

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My Most Memorable Live Shakespeare Moments

I think I have seen every Shakespeare play performed live. I’m not 100% positive, but after a number of years of subscribing to the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company (which recently completed the cycle of all 38 plays) and also attending performances … Continue reading

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