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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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
Is it 2018 yet? I can’t wait. Not that I’m not going to enjoy these waning days of 2017, but when 2018 arrives, I get to start using my brand new, beautiful, large, Shakespeare calendar! I know you’re jealous, but have … Continue reading
Last week, this blog featured an infograph of literary villains in which Shakespeare’s characters figured prominently. So that started me thinking about my favorite (i.e., most deliciously villainous) of the Bard’s bad guys. So here’s the list (and the plays … Continue reading
Love’s Labour’s Won is the title of a play that a couple contemporaries of the bard included in listings of William Shakespeare’s plays. Some scholars consider it a lost play; others think it was one title used for a play … Continue reading
Your Monday may be a total drag, but we here at The Bard and the Bible hope to spice it up a little with a helpful insult from Shakespeare. This week’s insult is one of many witty ripostes from the … Continue reading
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
For the second year in a row, I enjoyed part of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival‘s annual Bard-a-Thon (see here for my post on last year’s event).