Recent writings from the Ink Desk
May 29th, 2015William Byrd on Musicby Brendan D. King
Excerpted from "Composers on Music", edited by Josiah Fisk, Northeastern University Press, 1997. Pages 9-10.
From " Psalms, Sonnets, and Songs," 1588.
Reasons set down briefly by the author, to persuade everyone to learn to sing.» Continue Reading
May 29th, 2015Political Giantism: A Threat to Democracyby Joseph Pearce
Is the United States too big to be truly democratic? Is the European Union? What is true democracy and where do we find it? These questions were on my mind as I wrote my latest piece for the Imaginative Conservative:
May 28th, 2015The Age of Shakespeare’s Heroinesby Joseph Pearce
I’ve received a good and interesting question about the age of Shakespeare’s heroines and its significance. The question is below; my response follows.» Continue Reading
March 2nd, 2010Hot Off the Pressby Joseph Pearce
Long awaited sequel examines Shakespeare's plays in light of his Catholic faith
2/24/2010 - 12:59 PM PST
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (February 24, 2010) - A new book just released from Ignatius Press, "Through Shakespeare's Eyes: Seeing the Catholic Presence in the Plays", gives further evidence of what many people have long suspected: that the famous William Shakespeare was indeed a Catholic. Fulfilling the promise he made in his previous book, "The Quest for Shakespeare", bestselling literary writer Joseph Pearce analyzes in this volume three of Shakespeare's immortal plays - "The Merchant of Venice", "Hamlet" and "King Lear" - in order to uncover the Bard's Catholic beliefs.» Continue Reading