INTRODUCTION BY GERMAINE GREER
Shakespeare's sonnets are lyrical, haunting, beautiful and often breath-taking, representing one of the finest bodies of poetry ever penned. They demonstrate the writer's skill in capturing the full range of human emotions within a carefully prescribed form and creating something unique in every one. Some are familiar - Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? - others unexpected, but together they form an extraordinary meditation on the nature of love, lust, beauty and time.
The great master who knew everything...an unspeakable source of delight
Every age has reinvented the Bard in its own image. Renaissance Man or post-modern angst... Shakespeare haunts our language
Shakespeare was the most consummate genius of all time
Dante and Shakespeare divide the modern world between them, there is no third
Every single character in Shakespeare is as much an Individual as those in Life itself
Has the witchcraft of Shakespeare’s tragedy – renowned for its violence and murder – transcended the production, or is it simply unlucky?
Get your pens and pencils ready to bring colour to Oberon’s magical forest from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.