how to read a sonnet

April 18, 2020

With more than six decades of much-lauded performance on stage, screen (large and small), and video games, Patrick Stewart has stepped out of his role as Jean-Luc Picard to read/recite a sonnet a day on Instagram and Twitter (@sirpatstew). If you’re not on Instagram or Twitter, you can find some of Stewart’s sonnet readings on YouTube, and a few are linked in this article on My Modern Met.

found Valentine

February 14, 2019


found Valentine © j.i. kleinberg

The Sonnet Project

July 31, 2015

The Sonnet ProjectIf you are interested in Shakespeare, or sonnets, or New York City, The Sonnet Project has it all. The idea, originally slated for completion on Shakespeare’s 450th birthday (April 23rd 2014), is “to film all of Shakespeare’s sonnets, each performed by a different actor in a carefully chosen New York City location.”

When that deadline turned out to be unmanageable, the New York Shakespeare Exchange forged ahead anyway. Today there is a Sonnet Project website (with daily sonnet postings), Facebook page, Twitter feed and a Sonnet Project app. The films are posted on the website and on YouTube.

If you’re interested in recitation, this is a great place to hear Shakespeare.

the poet on poetry…

June 26, 2011

“If you have nothing to say, a sonnet will make that clear; there’s no hiding in a sonnet. It’s an open window.” Mark Jarman

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