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
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
Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed: A Novel is a wonderful concept, more-than-ably written. It is a retelling of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, woven around a prison production of, well, Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Hag-Seed is one of the Hogarth Shakespeare series, in which famous modern novelists write … 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
A friend recently commented on my list of favorite Shakespeare plays by asking what my favorite lines from Shakespeare might be. Wow, is that an impossible task? It is even more like choosing a favorite child or grandchild than that … Continue reading
From the first moment, the Stratford Festival’s 2010 production of The Tempest, starring Christopher Plummer, made me long even more ardently to attend that hallowed spot near Toronto. Des McAnuff’s direction was outstanding. The stagecraft was incredible. From the opening scene, in … Continue reading
Here is your Happy Fourth of July greeting from Shakespeare, Hamilton, and The Bard and the Bible: Freedom, hey-day! hey-day, freedom! freedom, hey-day, freedom! (The Tempest II.2.184-185).
I have seen numerous live and screen productions of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, but Cincinnati Shakespeare Company‘s just-completed run of the play was the finest. It was a magical Tempest and a fitting farewell to the cozy confines of their home of twenty … Continue reading
Another Monday, another Shakespearean insult here at The Bard and the Bible. Today’s insult comes from The Tempest, where Trinculo insults Caliban: I shall laugh myself to death at this puppy-headed monster! A most scurvy monster (The Tempest, II.2.155). To … Continue reading
Why they didn’t call it “The Bard Behind Bars” I’ll never know.
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