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Stand Up For Shakespeare

Shakespeare is required in many schools all over the world. In the UK it’s compulsory for almost all students. But trouble and Shakespeare in school seem to go hand in hand these days. Not all teachers know that much or even enjoy Shakespeare. How are the students going to get anything out of this kind […]

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Coming To A Blog Near You

New to the Bard Blog…. The Shakespeare Blog Carnival A blog carnival is a central place where blog posts from different blogs are shared. For example, The Carnival of Education. There are a lot of great Shakespeare blogs out there and I thought that it would be a good idea to create a carnival for […]

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‘Anti-Semitic’ Shakespeare Makes Test Scores Fall

In the news today I found an article that began, “A JEWISH school tumbled down national league tables after pupils refused to answer questions on Shakespeare because they believed he was antisemitic.” A lengthier article on the same subject also sheds more light. Read the articles, form your own opinions first. Were these students right […]

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The New Globe Theatre!

A version of Shakespeare’s 16th Century Globe Theatre in London as a 21st Century New Globe Theatre In New York. Sounds awesome! I just found out about The New Globe today and I’m really excited. BUT! It’s just an idea at the moment and the idea needs more support. I won’t usually promote things like […]

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Now showing: “The Bard Files”

Unfortunately it’s not a new Shakespeare based mystery TV show that I’m making – not yet at least. If you’d like to see that, please click the “Donate” button in the sidebar and contribute several thousand dollars. It was worth a shot, right? “The Bard Files” is a new section of posts I’m adding to […]

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This just in: The Glossary!

The Bard Blog is a month old today. WOW! So much has been added already and there’s a billion more things to do. I have a long list of items to write about for every category in the sidebar. If you have any suggestions for something you’d like me to discuss I’d be glad to […]

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WOTD: Periapt

There is no immediate significance to me choosing the word. It was a completely random selection. Or maybe it was fate. Who can tell for sure? periapt (n.) IPA Pronunciation: charm, amulet, talisman JOAN Now help, ye charming spells and periapts – Henry VI, Part 1 (V.iii) Joan? That’s not a Shakespearean name. Of course […]

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New address!

The Bard Blog is growing! You can now link to this site at bardblog.com, so readers: update your bookmarks. Both of you. Also, the “Bard Blog Recommends” link on the sidebar can be easily reached by this easy to remember URL: http://bookstore.bardblog.com. I’ve also added the option of subscribing to an RSS feed of this […]

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A-Store

In the links section I added something that say “Bard Blog Recommends…” which will take you to a mini store that has a bunch of recommended items related to Shakespeare. I will be slowly adding items to it as I review them, or remember that I haven’t added an item yet. Most are things I […]

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The Bard Blog Goes Online!

Welcome to the Bard Blog. A new site for my own amusement, and for your education and edification. The site will be under construction for a little while, and will be continually updated with new information. Check back soon! 

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