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Showing 40 results for sonnets
Many illustrated editions of Shakespeare’s Sonnets present a romanticised picture of heterosexual love, which skates ov...
Shake-Speares Sonnets Although nowadays we think of Shakespeare primarily as a playwright, in his own lifetime he was al...
Shakespeare’s Sonnets are often breath-taking, sometimes disturbing and sometimes puzzling and elusive in their meanings...
Astrophil and Stella is a sequence of sonnets and songs written by Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586). It tells the story of ...
John Donne is most famous now for his witty and complex love poems, but he also produced satires, occasional poems and v...
This controversial edition of Shakespeare’s sonnets and miscellaneous poems was published in 1640 by John Benson (d. 166...
Consider the dangerous power of words and poetry in Romeo and Juliet, using Shakespeare’s sources and sonnets.
Hannah Crawforth explores how Shakespeare used and radically changed the conventions of love poetry, and how modern poet...
Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton (1573–1624), was a literary patron and courtier, well known for his flamboyan...
In 1895, the playwright and wit Oscar Wilde (1854–1900) was prosecuted for ‘acts of gross indecency’ with other men. P...
This imposing portrait shows William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke (1580–1630), a favourite at King James I’s court. The...
Aviva Dautch traces how Shakespeare's Sonnets have been read and interpreted through the lens of biography, identity, ge...
This handwritten collection of poems and prose contains William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 2, as well as works by other Elizab...
This handwritten collection of poems and prose belonged to Margaret Bellasys (or Bellasis), probably the daughter of Tho...
This summary of sources is a quick and easy way to explore the contexts for Romeo and Juliet – from young love in Shakes...