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
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.
I learned recently that Al Pacino once planned to play Richard III on the movie screen but decided he could not top Sir Laurence Olivier’s 1955 portrayal (so Pacino created the documentary, Looking for Richard, instead). If Benedict Cumberbatch felt … Continue reading