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"Shall I compare you to a summer’s day?
You’re more delightful, always shining strong..."


Shakespeare’s sonnets are some of the nation’s favourite lines of verse, but the Elizabethan language can make it difficult to really understand them. Many guides offer to clarify the meaning, but lose the magic of the words by explaining them away.
James Anthony has done something boldly different.
He has rewritten the whole series of poems 
as sonnets using modern language, while retaining the rhythm and rhyme patterns that gives them such power. In doing so he breathes new life into the original poems and opens them up for a modern readership, demystifying Shakespeare’s eternal poetry with provocative new translations and delightful new lines.

Presented as an attractive book with the original sonnets facing their new translations, this is a stunning collection of beautiful love poems, made new.

Every purchase you make supports the work of Shakespeare's Globe. Thank you!

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Author: William Shakespeare & James Anthony

Format: Hardback

Size: 144 mm x 202 mm

Pages: 336

Delivery

We aim to deliver shop products within:

UK – 1-2 weeks

Europe – 2-4 weeks

Rest of world – 2-4 weeks

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Shakespeare's Sonnets Retold: Classic Love Poems with a Modern Twist

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"Shall I compare you to a summer’s day?
You’re more delightful, always shining strong..."


Shakespeare’s sonnets are some of the nation’s favourite lines of verse, but the Elizabethan language can make it difficult to really understand them. Many guides offer to clarify the meaning, but lose the magic of the words by explaining them away.
James Anthony has done something boldly different.
He has rewritten the whole series of poems 
as sonnets using modern language, while retaining the rhythm and rhyme patterns that gives them such power. In doing so he breathes new life into the original poems and opens them up for a modern readership, demystifying Shakespeare’s eternal poetry with provocative new translations and delightful new lines.

Presented as an attractive book with the original sonnets facing their new translations, this is a stunning collection of beautiful love poems, made new.

Every purchase you make supports the work of Shakespeare's Globe. Thank you!

Detail

Author: William Shakespeare & James Anthony

Format: Hardback

Size: 144 mm x 202 mm

Pages: 336

Delivery

We aim to deliver shop products within:

UK – 1-2 weeks

Europe – 2-4 weeks

Rest of world – 2-4 weeks

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