Audio: From Shakespeare with Love - Sonnets

From Shakespeare with Love

William Shakespeare’s ‘sugared sonnets’ circulated privately amongst his friends and colleagues for many years, but the public had to wait until their publication in 1609 to enjoy these masterpieces on every aspect of love. Whether it’s fidelity, obsession, jealousy or the love of friends, Shakespeare seems to know about it all. To celebrate the 400th anniversary of their publication, a rich variety of have been brought together to show the many different ways in which these sonnets can be interpreted.

The story: only days after finishing his widely-praised production of "Hamlet in the West End", David Tennant came into the Naxos AudioBooks studio to record some of Shakespeare's finest sonnets, including "Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer's Day?". He joined a strong cast of readers presenting some 70 sonnets in fresh performances to mark the 400th anniversary of the first publication of "The Sonnets" in 1609.

37MB, 96kbps, MP3

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