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Salt-Butter What?

We here at The Bard and the Bible blog hope your Monday is going well. If not, we offer the following Shakespearean insult–the best kind, really–for your entertainment, enrichment, and possible (albeit judicious) use. 51 more words


John Lawlor on C.S. Lewis' "The Allegory of Love"

The Allegory of Love … is a work which has all the authority of a mind of the highest quality marking out clear paths in a complex and absorbing mass of material. 455 more words

C.S. Lewis

One Mutual Sheaf

Following a recent episode of The Great Concavity, I was going to meditate upon some of the research that Lucas Thompson has offered in… 1,312 more words

A Short Analysis of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 39: ‘O how thy worth with manners may I sing’

The meaning of Shakespeare’s 39th sonnet

‘O how thy worth with manners may I sing, / When thou art all the better part of me?’ Another exercise in flattery, this, from the Bard: in Sonnet 39 he praises the Fair Youth for being … himself. 689 more words


5 Classic Romances to Read This Week

Sometimes you need to go and revisit the classics or discover some new classics. These are five books that are in the public domain, so you can find them for free. 636 more words


Backward Mapping

So. Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet) by Ann-Marie MacDonald. Two plays within a back-to-the-future play at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton. Seat B3.

In the opening scene, the protagonist, university assistant professor Constance Ledbelly, is writing her dissertation. 410 more words