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
I posted last week (here) a few of my favorite parallels between the works of Shakespeare and the Bible (in particular, the King James Version). Those correspondences (and contrasts) form the backbone of my book, The Bard and the Bible: A Shakespeare … Continue reading
Keira Knightley as Ophelia? Kevin Spacey as Richard III? Yes, please. I recently (here) listed actors I would love to see cast in various Shakespearean roles, but confined my list to the lighter roles (clowns, fools, etc.). But I have … Continue reading
Nathan Fillion and Jennifer Lawrence as Benedick and Beatrice? Nick Frost & Simon Pegg as Rosencrantz and Guildenstern? Be still my heart! Casting directors have a big job, especially when it comes to casting Shakespeare. Their casts are chosen, based not … Continue reading
If it’s Friday, it must be time for a new Bard and the Bible podcast. This week’s podcast pairs Hamlet’s “What a piece of work is man” speech with Psalm 8:4-9 in the King James Version of the Bible. For automatic uploads of … Continue reading
I’ve seen a lot of Hamlet performances over the years but somehow I missed the David Tennant/Patrick Stewart TV adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) 2008 stage production.