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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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
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).
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.
On a recent visit with my wife to California, our son, daughter-in-law, and grandkids treated me to a visit to the Shakespeare Society of America museum, reference library, and gift shop in the oceanside town of Moss Landing, California.
Bet you didn’t know that both the King James Version of the Bible and the Bard’s works mentioned baseball repeatedly, did you? It’s true. Last week, in honor of the start of Spring Training, this blog featured a listing of … Continue reading
Baseball starts this week! Well, Spring Training, anyway. So what could be more appropriate here on The Bard and the Bible blog than a post about “The Bard, the Bible, and Baseball?” Maybe you didn’t know that both the King … Continue reading
The Bard and the Bible Podcast (see here for all past episodes) is on holiday this week. Tune in next week for the first 2018 episode. Ratings and reviews on iTunes are much appreciated. You can also easily subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, to ensure that … Continue reading
If you read this blog, you know that we frequently post an insult (or several) from Shakespeare’s works. It’s fun and, occasionally, helpful. So is Barry Kraft’s clever Shakespeare Insult Generator. My copy was a gift from my son, who … Continue reading
This week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast pairs Mark Antony’s famous funeral oration from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar with Ecclesiastes 8:8-10 in the King James Version of the Bible.
If you follow @bardandbible on Twitter (and why wouldn’t you?), you’ve seen many tweets with the hashtag #shakespearesunday. But did you know…