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Sonnets for Advent 18: Sonnet 116

This is certainly one of the most famous of all of the Sonnets, and justly so. But notice how it isn’t actually addressed to anyone. Rather, it reads more like an essay cast in sonnet form. As far as the ideal of love is concerned, the poet here presents it as an unshakeable absolute (rather […]

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Happy Birthday Shakespeare 2012

Wish Shakespeare Happy Birthday!

We’re getting ready to celebrate Shakespeare’s Birthday. Last year 99 bloggers were involved in this project by writing posts or recording videos on how Shakespeare has impacted their life or by recalling a special Shakespeare memory. How has Shakespeare made a difference to your life? What memories do your earliest encounters with Shakespeare evoke? We […]

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Quick, clean, and quiet - the perfect venue for Shakespeare's marriage?

‘And thereby hangs a tale…’

William Shakespeare was an early developer, sexually. He married at eighteen, before he came of age, and at a time when the average age for men to marry in Stratford-upon-Avon was twenty-four. His case of pre-marital fornication (for that was the church’s view then) stands out prominently in the town’s records. Between 1570 and 1630 […]

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