Shakespeare’s Sonnets

Explore, appreciate and understand Shakespeare’s collection of love poems like never before. 

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Star performances

All 154 poems are performed by an all-star cast including Sir Patrick Stewart, Kim Cattrall, Stephen Fry and David Tennant. The text highlights line by line as each sonnet is performed.

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Background analysis

Learn about the sonnets with the complete scholarly notes from the Arden Shakespeare or read Don Paterson's fresh and irreverent analysis that brings the poems up to date.

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The original publication

Discover Shakespeare’s Sonnets as originally published with a complete facsimile of the 1609 Quarto edition, and then find out the backstory by watching previously unseen interviews with leading experts.