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A Sort of Homecoming

How quickly time passes when there’s lots to do. How quickly I lost track of how long it had been since last updating here. Well dear readers, I’m still alive. Yesterday Duane the Shakespeare Geek sent me a message about a post JM wrote about my extended absence from blogging. Thanks JM for the kind […]

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38 Plays in 38 Days

I got an email a few days ago about an insane and equally exciting challenge: To read Shakespeare’s 38 plays (yes, counting Two Noble Kinsmen) in 38 consecutive days! Does that sound like something you might like to try? Check out http://www.shicho.net/38/ for the full story. It runs from March 1st to April 7th, and […]

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Did ya miss me?

You may have noticed that I haven’t updated all summer long. Well, I’m back. I felt guilty after having neglected updating in so long. I’m sure by now I have something to write about. Let me fill you in briefly on what I’ve been up to since I posted. I simultaneously dialect coached productions of […]

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April Book Giveaway Contest!

Spring is in the air, and that means I’m giving away a free book! Announcing: the April Book Giveaway contest. A new monthly(-ish) event here at the Bard Blog. This month’s giveaway item is MASTERING SHAKESPEARE by Scott Kaiser This is a wonderful book with great insights for actors, directors, and anyone who speaks shakespeare […]

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Announcing: Return of the Shakespeare Blog Carnival!

Hear Ye, Hear Ye! After much time without it, I have decided to resurrect the Blog Carnival. Hopefully after all this time there is renewed interest in it as well! Since it has been a while since the last one, any post from 2009 so far will be accepted. Submit a few! Let’s make it […]

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Merry Christmas!

I hope you’ve had a Merry Christmas, and/or any other holiday you happen to be celebrating this season. Did anyone get anything Shakespearean? Please share the Bard-y gifts you got and gave! I bought myself a present this year… it’s Shakespeare: The Bard Game. I have yet to play but it sounds like it’ll be […]

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Bard Blog Birthday Bash!

The Bard Blog is a year old today! It’s hard to believe. It seems like I started this up not too long ago, but it also seems as if I’ve been doing this for a long time (and enjoyed it). I’ve been a bit distant from the web lately, and I haven’t been posting as […]

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Is Our Children Learning?

A story from New Zealand illustrates an educational trend that is spreading worldwide. A trend I see in the U S of A in the news far too often. Schools, districts, and government instituted curriculum plans are trimming the meat from classroom learning. The article describes Shakespeare studies as being one of those trims: “Shakespeare’s […]

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BardBlog is Now Mobile Friendly!

Quick update in the midst of busy season for me, but I just thought I’d let you know that there is now a mobile version of the site that is accessible by merely going to bardblog.com on your cellphone, PDA, or iPhone/iPod Touch. As soon as the world gives me back more free time, you’ll […]

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It’s Curtains For Milwaukee Shakespeare

The board of the Milwaukee Shakespeare Festival voted to close its doors on Monday night after its top sponsor, the Argosy Foundation, eliminated all funding to the Festival. The Festival’s website says, “Due to the current financial climate, the Argosy Foundation has eliminated support from Milwaukee Shakespeare in order to put itself in the best […]

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