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: Hamlet
1. Though Shakespeare often wrote about far-flung places in his plays, he never ventured out of England.
Everyone knows “To be or not to be,” right? That memorable line kicks off Shakespeare’s most famous soliloquy. Shoot, the most famous soliloquy. So obviously, that speech from Hamlet is number one. But what would the rest of the best be? … Continue reading
In this week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast we pair Hamlet’s famous soliloquy (one of many) in Shakespeare’s Hamlet (“What a piece of work is man”) with Psalm 8:4-9 in the King James Version of the Bible. Ratings and reviews on iTunes are much appreciated. You can … 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
Wanna “brush up your Shakespeare,” as Slug and Lippy sang in Kiss Me, Kate? Look no further. Here is a short true/false quiz to see if you can distinguish real Shakespeare quotes from non-Shakespeare. Which of these are from Shakespeare? … 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
Bet you didn’t know that Shakespeare was really the Duke of York, did you? (He wasn’t). But here are ten statements about Shakespeare for you to judge as “true” or “false.” The answers will follow after the break. 1. Shakespeare … Continue reading
This week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast pairs the watchman Marcellus’s lines from the opening scene of Shakespeare’s Hamlet (among the few references to Christmas in Shakespeare’s work) with the Gospel of Luke’s nativity account in Luke 2:1-7 of the … Continue reading
By now, probably everyone has seen this (or similar) depiction of William Shakespeare’s Facebook page, but it’s still fun.