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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Category Archives: Performances
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
I have seen numerous live and screen productions of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, but Cincinnati Shakespeare Company‘s just-completed run of the play was the finest. It was a magical Tempest and a fitting farewell to the cozy confines of their home of twenty … Continue reading
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2014 production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, directed by Christopher Luscombe, is a brilliantly conceived and executed adaptation of Shakespeare’s early comedy (planned, as the trailer below shows, to be paired with Much Ado About Nothing, which … Continue reading
London’s Globe Theater’s performances of Shakespeare’s plays are the gold standard, even when staging All’s Well That Ends Well, one of Shakespeare’s most dramatically difficult and less popular plays. To modern audiences, the play is confusing and even disturbing. Helena’s … Continue reading
Julie Taymor’s movie of Shakespeare’s The Tempest (widely thought to be the last play written solely by the Bard) is CGI Shakespeare. LSD Shakespeare. ADD Shakespeare.
It is really extraordinary that this exists: a 118-year-old silent movie scene from Shakespeare’s King John, portraying the death of the king.
Any television production that is introduced by John Houseman promises the best quality. Unfortunately, some fail to live up to the promise. The 1980 production of Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor was performed and filmed at Los Angeles’s Globe Theater … Continue reading
Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew can be a problematic play for modern audiences. Shakespeare drew the outlines of the story from an earlier (and more misogynistic) play and stretched conventions as much as the customs and expectations of his … Continue reading
I am not a Shakespeare scholar, but I have read every Shakespeare play (most of them many times) and seen each performed at least once (on stage, television, or as a movie). I make no pretense of being an expert … Continue reading
Why they didn’t call it “The Bard Behind Bars” I’ll never know.