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: Troilus and Cressida
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
Bet you didn’t know that both the King James Version of the Bible and the Bard’s works mentioned baseball repeatedly, did you? It’s true. Last week, in honor of the start of Spring Training, this blog featured a listing of … Continue reading
Shakespeare can be boring. There, I said it. Most of his plays–even the darkest ones–include exciting bits, funny bits, and charming bits. Troilus and Cressida, not so much.
It is Monday. Again. That means it is time for another insult from Shakespeare. Today’s insult comes from Troilus and Cressida, as the bombastic Thersites calls the warrior Achilles: A fusty nut with no kernel (Troilus and Cressida II.1.99). Wow. How does … Continue reading
A new episode on The Bard and the Bible Podcast is now live. In this short installment, a speech of Ulysses from Troilus and Cressida is followed by Psalm 11, from the King James Version of the Bible.
It is Monday, which means it is time for another insult from Shakespeare. Today’s insult comes from the 1609 play, Troilus and Cressida, and was spoken by Thersites to Ajax in Act Two of that play: Thou hast no more brain than … Continue reading