The Bard and the Bible
The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional) pairs 365 short passages from each of the two greatest works of English literature ever created, which were compiled in the same period and in the same city. It offers a year of daily readings based on verses from the King James Version of the Bible and lines from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. The poetry of the Bard and the power of God's Word will enrich your understanding and appreciation of both, provide new ways to encounter and respond to God, and yield both intellectual stimulation and spiritual inspiration.
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A brand new episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is now live. This week, a dirge (and duet!) by Guiderius and Arviragus in Cymbeline is paired with the Apostle Paul’s “swan song” from 2 Timothy 4:6-8 in the King James Version of the … Continue reading
To know what otherwise I would not know,* To go where otherwise I may not go; To feel, to learn, to grow, to see, Become what otherwise I could not be; Remember, reminisce, repent, Restore a bit of what I’ve … Continue reading
Oddly, the Stratford Festival’s HD production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra is listed (on imdb.com and elsewhere) as “humorous” and “comedy.” True, there are some pleasingly light moments in the production, but make no mistake, it is a muscular and … Continue reading
How is your Monday going? Could you put an insult to good use, maybe? If so, we here at The Bard and the Bible blog offer the following Shakespearean insult: This week’s insult is spoken by the old lord Lafeu … Continue reading
A new episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is now live. In this short installment, a speech of Ulysses from Troilus and Cressida is followed by Psalm 11, from the King James Version of the Bible.
Maybe you haven’t heard about New York’s Public Theater production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar (that’s him below), with the title role played by an actor whose appearance is clearly intended to evoke President Donald Trump–who, of course, is betrayed and … Continue reading
A guest post by writer, teacher, and speakerSue Schlesman. She blogs at http://www.susanwalleyschlesman.com and http://www.7prayersthatwork.com. I just read The Empire Striketh Back, Star Wars Part the Fifth, and I loved it! Star Wars readeth well, my Padouin learners.