Shakespeare’s Sonnets in Weimar

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At the end of the conference on ‘Die Sonette’ in Weimar I spoke with Professor Tobias Doring of the University of Munich, who is also President of The German Shakespeare Society.

Here he reflects on what were a Sonnet-full couple of days…

(Incidentally, the reference Tobias makes to the Sonnets as ‘pillow talk’ is something I quoted in my lecture from the actor Jeffery Dench (brother of Judi Dench), who once said to me: ‘however and wherever you read them – even if it’s to an audience of a thousand – Shakespeare sonnets have got to sound like pillow talk.’)

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Author:Paul Edmondson

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