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
Shakespeare can be boring. There, I said it. Most of his plays–even the darkest ones–include exciting bits, funny bits, and charming bits. Troilus and Cressida, not so much. Advertisements
For the second year in a row, I enjoyed part of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival‘s annual Bard-a-Thon (see here for my post on last year’s event).
From the first moment, the Stratford Festival’s 2010 production of The Tempest, starring Christopher Plummer, made me long even more ardently to attend that hallowed spot near Toronto. Des McAnuff’s direction was outstanding. The stagecraft was incredible. From the opening scene, in … 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
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