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The Value of Storytelling: Recap

With just days left in the semester and students scrambling to finish papers and prepare for exams, I thought it would be a perfect time to reflect on an idea I raised in my first post here at The Junto. Back in September, I declared my intentions to...
From: The Junto on 2 Dec 2014

Academic Audiobooks: Or, a Thinly-Veiled Plea for Recommendations

Christopher Jones discusses his experience with (gasp!) academic audiobooks.
From: The Junto on 21 Oct 2014

Launching Reviewing Shakespeare!

On Tuesday 29 October, in Venice, we’ll launching a brand-new digital platform, It represents a major partnership between The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, the University of Warwick and Misfit,inc, and follows on from our project...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 24 Oct 2013

Sonnet for Christmas

Perhaps this is the perfect Shakespeare sonnet for Christmas Day, when millions throughout the world celebrate God’s own gift of love in the person of Jesus. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to Sonnets for Advent, and especially to the...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 25 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 24: Sonnet 135

Is this the most outrageous sonnet of them all? If ‘will’ is slang for both the male and female sexual organs, sexual passion, and is an abbreviated, familiar form of Shakespeare’s first name, then the possible meanings of Sonnet 135...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 24 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 23: Sonnet 104

This sonnet marks the passing of time over three years. For people wanting to turn Shakespeare’s collection into a narrative sequence, Sonnet 104 is an important point of reference (the relationship between Shakespeare and ‘the Young Man’...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 23 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 22: Sonnet 102

Photo: Although Sonnet 102 is highly lyrical it is ostensibly about lyrical restraint. The poet must be careful not to write too much in praise of the beloved, since ‘sweets grown common lose their dear delight.’ But...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 22 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 21: Sonnet 98

From its incidental, understated beginning through to its rich sounds of ‘Nor praise the deep vermilion in the rose’, Sonnet 98 evokes the presence of the lover in the natural world, a presence sought in and inspired by the season of spring....
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 21 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 20: Sonnet 76

I like to think of this sonnet as coming at the midway point in the collection. It seems utterly appropriate at this half-way stage that the poet should be asking, ‘Why is my verse so barren of new pride’? How can he keep re-inventing new...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 20 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 19: Sonnet 73

Autumn leaves (‘or few, or none’), ruined abbeys, the anxiety of age, and a longing to be cherished are all evoked through the musicality of Sonnet 73. Shakespeare’s sonnets are not all equally lyrical. This one is in part characterised...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 19 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 18: Sonnet 71

You can hear the ‘surly sullen bell’ chiming through this sonnet, with its long, definite monosyllables. I love the way the poet establishes the conceit of not wanting to be remembered, and yet is evoking memory in every single line. Sonnet...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 18 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 17: Sonnet 66

Today’s sonnet seems full of the winter blues, and perhaps reflects back some of the tiredness that can hit us at this time of year. A twelve-lined sentence limps emphatically forward, stitched together with the repetition of ‘And’ at...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 17 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 16: Sonnet 60

Photo allposters.comIn one very obvious way this sonnet stands as a reminder that Shakespeare’s collection of sonnets, written it seems over many years, cannot be easily made to fit a pre-determined biographical way of reading. That’s because...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 16 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 15: Sonnet 57

Somehow it’s easy to imagine this sonnet being spoken by Kate in The Taming of the Shrew or by Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing; its tone is playfully sarcastic. Moreover, Sonnet 57 is overridingly dramatic (rather than lyrical) which makes it...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 15 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 14: Sonnet 53

Photo: commonswikimedia.orgMore shadows… This time ‘millions of strange shadows’, a phrase which always evokes for me the kind of dapply sunshine one encounters on an English country road in summer. Here it seems as though the poet is...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 14 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 13: Sonnet 43

Photo via mselizabethyeo.blogspot.comToday’s sonnet is a fascinating reminder that most of Shakespeare’s sonnets do not reveal the sex of their imagined (or real) addressee. Sonnet 43 is addressed to an intimate ‘thee’ but whether...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 13 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 10: Sonnet 29

Photo: travellingbirder.blogspot.comToday’s sonnet is read by Professor Stanley Wells C.B.E., Honorary President of The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust. It’s the poem which he likes to say first made him aware of Shakespeare’s greatness. About...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 10 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 9: Sonnet 27

Photo: often have we all been unable to sleep because of not being mentally tired enough? How much more so is the effect of insomnia palpable in this sonnet when the poet can’t stop thinking about the beloved, who, one can imagine,...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 9 Dec 2012

Sonnets for Advent 8: Sonnet 23

I tend to resist biographical readings of Shakespeare’s Sonnets as inappropriate and reductive. But at the same time I want to admit that the poems reflect something of Shakespeare’s personality, precisely what is open to debate. Sonnet 23...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 8 Dec 2012

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