TGIF and time for a new episode (listen here) on The Bard and the Bible Podcast. This episode features Olivia’s lovelorn speech about Viola (whom she knows as Cesario) from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (“O, what a deal of scorn looks beautiful”), followed by the Shunamite woman’s words in Song of Solomon 1:5-7 (“I am black, but comely”) in the King James Version of the Bible.
Each episode of The Bard and the Bible Podcast offers short readings from Shakespeare and scripture for your inspiration, meditation, or memorization. The host is Bob Hostetler, author of The Bard and the Bible: A Shakespeare Devotional. The episodes, highlighting correspondences or contrasts between the bard’s words and the Bible’s wisdom, can be enjoyed repeatedly and even used as an aid to memorization. Each week’s passages are presented without commentary or interpretation, allowing the listener to draw his or her own conclusions.
Episodes are posted every Friday, and announced on this blog. Listeners can suggest readings or pairings they’d like to hear by commenting on this blog, on the podcast page, or on iTunes. Ratings and reviews on iTunes are also much appreciated. You can also easily subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, to ensure that you never miss an episode.