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: Richard III
I have posted many artful insults from Shakespeare on this site (here and here, for example), so readers of this blog will know the Shakespearean insult is an art form I appreciate. So I thought I’d take a few moments … Continue reading
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
I love Lady Anne’s speech in Act 1 Scene 2 of Richard III, which is the first of the two readings in this week’s episode (here) of The Bard and the Bible Podcast. It is paired with a series of “woes” pronounced … 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
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
Today’s episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is now live (it is also easy to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes).
Every Monday here at The Bard and the Bible, we feature one of Shakespeare’s many richly-worded insults. This week we turn again to Lady Anne’s exchange with Richard of Gloucester in Shakespeare’s great history play, Richard III: Thou unfit for any place but … Continue reading
Another Monday, another Shakespearean insult on The Bard and the Bible blog. This week’s insult is from Lady Anne’s dialogue (rich in insults) with Richard, Duke of Gloucester, in Act One of Richard III: Out of my sight! thou dost infect my … Continue reading
It is Monday, so it is time for another insult from William Shakespeare. This week’s insult is from Shakespeare’s greatest history play, Richard III: Thou lump of foul deformity! (Richard III, I.2.58). It may not win you many friends or make … Continue reading
I first read Josephine Tey’s mystery, The Daughter of Time, in 1991–soon after I first read and saw Shakespeare’s Richard III. Tey’s novel is a perfect companion–or counterpoint–to the play.