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The puzzle of someone else’s notes

By Sara Marie Westh I have over the past half year or so been working my way through the J.O. Halliwell-Phillips notebook on Shakespeare’s Sonnets, held at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Archives. As you can imagine, puzzling out the notes of...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 2 Oct 2018

A Rapper Explains Shakespeare’s Sonnets

By MC Lars The second episode of MC Lars’ venture into Shakespeare’s writing addresses the Sonnets, including their cultural and historical background, Shakespeare’s inspiration, and their relation to the blues genre in current music....
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 17 Apr 2018

Shakespeare and Aemilia Bassano Lanier

Sith Cynthia is ascended to that rest Of endlesse joy and true Eternitie, That glorious place that cannot be exprest By any wight clad in mortalitie, In her almightie love so highly blest, And crown'd with everlasting Sov'raigntie; Where Saints and Angells...

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 87

When I was forced from Stella, ever dear, Stella, food of my thoughts, heart of my heart, Stella, whose eyes make all my tempests clear, By iron laws of duty to depart; Alas, I found that she with me did smart, I saw that tears did in her eyes appear;...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 6 Nov 2015

5 Ways to Teach Shakespeare’s Sonnets

By Folger Education   In February, when the Folger launched its exciting new website, we posted our first set of revamped teaching modules, which include assessment ideas, writing prompts and technology tools (where appropriate), and connections...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 23 Jun 2015

A Lyrical Performance

By Kevin Costa Illustration opposite Sonnet XII by Henry Ospovat. (Folger Shakespeare Library) Shakespeare’s Sonnets are fantastic for so many reasons. Peter O’Toole, in an interview on NPR a few years ago, said, “They’re my...
From: Folger Shakespeare Library on 14 Apr 2015

New Year’s Sonnet

Sonnet 15 When I consider every thing that growes Holds in perfection but a little moment. That this huge stage presenteth nought but showes Whereon the stars in secret influence comment. When I perceive that men as plants increase, Cheared and checkt...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 30 Dec 2013

Re-reading Sonnet 76

www.hear2heal.comSonnet 76 Why is my verse so barren of new pride? So far from variation or quicke change? Why with the time do I not glance aside To new-found methods and to compounds strange? Why write I still all one, ever the same, And keepe invention...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 26 Dec 2013

Shakespeare’s Modern Sonnets

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a day’s symposium at the University of Roehampton on Shakespeare and the Contemporary Sonnet. There I met poet Philip Terry who has published his own adaptations and creative responses to Shakespeare’s...
From: Blogging Shakespeare on 25 Oct 2012

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