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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In this week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast, we pair Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 (“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”) with Isaiah 35:1-10 in the King James Version of the Bible.
Everyone knows “To be or not to be,” right? That memorable line kicks off Shakespeare’s most famous soliloquy. Shoot, the most famous soliloquy. So obviously, that speech from Hamlet is number one. But what would the rest of the best be? … Continue reading
A new episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is now live (it is also easy to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes). In this week’s episode, Shylock’s soliloquy in Act III, Scene 1, of The Merchant of Veniceis followed by verses from Paul’s letter to the … Continue reading
I have posted many artful insults from Shakespeare on this site (here and here, for example), so readers of this blog will know the Shakespearean insult is an art form I appreciate. So I thought I’d take a few moments … Continue reading
In this week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast pairs Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 (“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”) with Isaiah 35:1-10 in the King James Version of the Bible. Ratings and reviews on iTunes are much appreciated. You can also easily subscribe to the … Continue reading
Lee Wilkof and Michael Mulheren, recreating their delightful performance from the 1999 Broadway revival of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate (an adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew).
In this week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast we pair Hamlet’s famous soliloquy (one of many) in Shakespeare’s Hamlet (“What a piece of work is man”) with Psalm 8:4-9 in the King James Version of the Bible. Ratings and reviews on iTunes are much appreciated. You can … Continue reading
Last Saturday I was accompanied by the lovely Robin to Cincinnati Shakespeare Company‘s commodious theater for a performance of Shakespeare’s Othello. I always find Othello a tough play to watch, for obvious reasons, perhaps. This production was nonetheless worthwhile, with … Continue reading
This week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast does something we haven’t done before. We pair the same Shakespeare passage we featured last week–Orsino’s famous monologue in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night–but pair it with a different portion of the King James Version … Continue reading
I love historical fiction in general, but I absolutely love novels about Shakespeare, Elizabethan/Jacobean England, and more. So I was excited to read Bernard Cornwell’s January 2018 release, Fools and Mortals.