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Shakespeare Sonnets • 38m
A selection of 25 sonnets from the 154 which Shakepeare wrote, read by Malcolm Hossick. The sonnet form of 14 lines in a regular pattern is brilliantly exploited in these poems about love, it's transcience and frailty. Audiobooks as a source are one thing but here in Screenbooks where the printed word flows with the voice we can take advantage of the ease with which we can now all view such matter on our screens, large and small. It's possible to see the sonnets as a facile exercise in verse-making - he could do it- so he did it. But they are so stunning and delightful in their ingenuity and understanding that this selection can only whet the appetite for more. 2020 dur:38'53"