Holy Shakespeare! brings a fresh perspective to Shakespeare’s works and God’s Holy Word
Holy Shakespeare! brought out lovers of Shakespeare and lovers of Scripture to a recent book signing at the Oak Park Public Library.
A clever pairing of Shakespeare’s works with Holy Writ, Holy Shakespeare! provides a new gateway into two of the world’s most widely read canons.
“Holy Shakespeare! is evidence that the Great Bard was certainly familiar with the Bible’s stories, teaching and wisdom. His work is peppered with scriptural sentiments and biblical imagery that 16th century audiences would have easily understood because they lived in a biblical culture. Children grew up learning to read by reading the Bible; and people stopped to listen as travelling actors performed plays based on Bible stories. Scripture permeated Shakespeare’s day, so when he sat down to write, it’s no wonder that it appeared in his works.” John Singleton, Methodist Recorder