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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Tag Archives: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
This week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast pairs Helena’s lament (that Demetrius loves Hermia, not Helena) in A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Song of Solomon 1:6-8 from the King James Version of the Bible. Ratings and reviews on iTunes are much appreciated. You … Continue reading
My loving wife and family (the local ones, anyway) accompanied me yesterday to Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood, the vibrant Washington Park (above), and the grand opening of the Otto M. Budig Theater, the brand new home of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.
A guest post by Joseph Bentz I have divided my favorite Shakespeare quotes into two categories. The first includes the quotes suggested by friends, whom I asked for feedback. The second category includes four Shakespeare quotes that frequently go through … Continue reading
A guest post by Sue Schlesman Let me clarify. Narrowing down my favorite Shakespearean quotes is a nearly impossible task. For one, I haven’t yet read everything he wrote, so there’s no telling what I’m still missing. Two, he was … Continue reading
This week’s episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is live. It pairs Puck’s closing soliloquy from Act 5 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Paul’s appeal to Philemon for the escaped slave Onesimus in the King James Version of the Bible.
A friend recently commented on my list of favorite Shakespeare plays by asking what my favorite lines from Shakespeare might be. Wow, is that an impossible task? It is even more like choosing a favorite child or grandchild than that … Continue reading