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: Love’s Labour’s Lost
This week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast pairs Berowne’s “I, forsooth in love!” soliloquy from Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost with a Bible passage relating Isaac and Rebekah’s love story from Genesis 24:62-67 in the King James Version of … Continue reading
Another Monday, another insult. At least here at The Bard and the Bible that is the case. Today’s insult comes from Love’s Labour’s Lost, where Berowne insults Costard: Ah, you whoreson loggerhead! (Love’s Labour’s Lost, IV, 3, 199). As it happens, “whoreson” … 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
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
Recently I caught The Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2014 production of Love’s Labour’s Lost, a delightful Edwardian adaptation of Shakespeare’s play (and will review it soon on this blog). So I thought on this “Reviewsday” (see what I did there?) I would post a review … Continue reading