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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William Shakespeare is considered by many to have been the greatest writer in the English language. But even Shakespeare made mistakes. Lots of them, in fact. While we can overlook the variety of ways he spelled many words (including his … 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
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 announcement was made last week that the BBC plans to air four stage productions of the Bard’s plays in 2018. Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female productions of Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Tempest, all filmed at the Donmar’s pop-up theatre … Continue reading
Yes, yes, I know, entire books have been written about William Shakespeare’s depiction of women in his sonnets and plays, and those books could fill whole libraries. This is not that. This is simply one fan–not a scholar–commenting on his … Continue reading
The Bard and the Bible (A Shakespeare Devotional) winning the Selah Awards 2017 Book of the Year (see photo above). Enjoying The Tempest live at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Being mesmerized by the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s opening production of A Midsummer … Continue reading
When in the course of human events, you need a handy all-purpose insult to throw around, we here at The Bard and the Bible blog are happy to help. This time around we offer a line spoken by Antipholus of … Continue reading
By now, probably everyone has seen this (or similar) depiction of William Shakespeare’s Facebook page, but it’s still fun.