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: The Tempest
Everyone knows “To be or not to be,” right? That memorable line kicks off Shakespeare’s most famous soliloquy. Shoot, the most famous soliloquy. So obviously, that speech from Hamlet is number one. But what would the rest of the best be? … Continue reading
A new episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is now live (it is also easy to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes). In this week’s episode, Shylock’s soliloquy in Act III, Scene 1, of The Merchant of Veniceis followed by verses from Paul’s letter to the … Continue reading
Baseball starts this week! Well, Spring Training, anyway. So what could be more appropriate here on The Bard and the Bible blog than a post about “The Bard, the Bible, and Baseball?” Maybe you didn’t know that both the King … Continue reading
Wanna “brush up your Shakespeare,” as Slug and Lippy sang in Kiss Me, Kate? Look no further. Here is a short true/false quiz to see if you can distinguish real Shakespeare quotes from non-Shakespeare. Which of these are from Shakespeare? … Continue reading
The announcement was made last week that the BBC plans to air four stage productions of the Bard’s plays in 2018. Phyllida Lloyd’s all-female productions of Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Tempest, all filmed at the Donmar’s pop-up theatre … 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
When it comes to Shakespeare, many people accept as “facts” things that ain’t necessarily so. So I thought I’d take a few moments to run down a list of ten commonly asserted and even sometimes accepted “facts” about the bard. … Continue reading
With all due respect to Hamlet, there are more questions than “To be or not to be.” That’s a good one, for sure, but another is this: Can Shakespeare make you a better person? That is, can watching, listening, reading, … Continue reading
Bet you’re glad it is time for another episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast–aren’t you? Thought so. This week’s installment, “Full Fathom Five,” is now live (you can also easily subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, to ensure that you never miss an episode … Continue reading
A brand new episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is now live. This week’s podcast pairs Prospero’s soliloquy from Shakespeare’s The Tempest (“Now my charms are all o’erthrown”) with the words of John 8:31-36 in the King James Version of the Bible.