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Quote of the Day

The empty vessel makes the greatest sound.

Henry V, Act IV, Scene iv


Spotlight - Catherine of Valois

Name: Catherine of Valois

Title/s: Queen of England

Birth / Death: 27 October 1401 – 3 January 1437

Spouse: Henry V of England 1420-1422 & Owen Tudor? 311 more words


Starveling and More

The cracker-jack staff here at The Bard and the Bible blog missed posting last Monday’s insult-of-the-week. Heads have rolled, we assure you, and we hope it didn’t cramp your style too much not to have a new Shakespearean insult ready for use. 100 more words


My ransom is this frail and worthless trunk (says Jeremy Corbyn)

I’ve got a 4-period day tomorrow, so I could do with an early night.  Instead, I put a pizza in the oven at about 11pm …

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Richard III

Reviewed: The Sister Queens, Isabel and Katherine de Valois by Mary McGrigor

Hardcover Edition Published May 1st, 2016, The History Press, 288 Pages

Two sisters: born nine years apart to a mad French king during the turbulent years of the Hundred Years War, the bitter series of conflicts that set the House of Plantagenet against the House of Valois.

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Book Review

Accidentally Quoting Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s language has a reputation for being hard to understand. To our modern ears (or eyes if we’re reading instead of watching the plays), it can sound outdated, flowery, convoluted, or just plain ridiculous in some cases. 571 more words


The Rogue's Guide to Shakespeare on Film #55: Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight (1965)

55. Orson Welles’s Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight  (1965)

One restraint of most Shakespeare film productions happens to be, alas and fuck, the budget. Often, actors, including the best actors, will willingly work for scale in service of the bard, but the cost of film and catering and the crew and their equipage will or cannot do so. 870 more words

The Rogue's Guide To Shakespeare On Film