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Streaming Audio: Shakespeare's Sonnets
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 20.0385  Friday, 17 July 2009

From:       Hardy M. Cook <
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Date:       Friday, July 17, 2009
Subject:    Streaming Audio: Shakespeare's Sonnets

Dear SHAKSPEReans,

William Sutton recently shared with me a link to a new feature he has 
begun on his site --http://sonnet.iloveshakespeare.com -- streaming 
audio versions of Shakespeare's sonnets.

For those of you who do not know William, let me introduce him and his work.

William feel in love with Shakespeare and memorized all 154 of the 
sonnets in an coffee house. He then  enrolled in and graduated from a 
graduate program at the Shakespeare Institute at Stratford upon Avon. 
He conceived of a one-man show "Why love Shakespeare?" that I saw in 
2002 at the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh. The show was simply amazing. 
He challenges members of the audience to give him a sonnet number to 
which he responds by reciting the sonnet. He asks audience members to 
provide a line from any sonnet -- so audience members can select lines 
from sonnets other than familiar ones, the show I saw began with copies 
of individual sonnets being place on seats throughout the auditorium -- 
of course, William responds with the number of the sonnet from which the 
line appears. Amazingly, William also acts as a concordance identifying 
the any word from any sonnet with the correct sonnet number. 
http://www.shaksper.net/archives/2002/1772.html

Information about booking the show, links, and The I Love Shakespeare 
Blog can all be found at http://www.iloveshakespeare.com/

But do listen to William's readings of the Sonnets at 
http://sonnet.iloveshakespeare.com -- his voice is sonorous and his 
timing impeccable.

Enjoy!!


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