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It really is amazing, this website. Read all 154 sonnets online, browse the picture gallery, and pick up boatloads of nifty facts about Shakespeare's work.
If you've got an iPad, you're in luck. Touchpress has got a really cool app that lets you get crazy interactive with the sonnets.
Get tons of info on Will Shakespeare and a zillion links to other great websites.
We have no idea who the student is who came up with this visual interpretation of Sonnet 133 but we totally dig it.
Enjoy—compliments of LibriVox.
We dig the quality of this reader's voice.
Check out a copy of the first printed edition here.
Check out this picture of Mary Fitton, one of the Dark Lady candidates. (She looks a little pale, if you ask us.)
Articles and Interviews
This article argues that the sonnets are all about Shakespeare's oh-so-juicy private life. Hmm. We don't know about all that, but if you like conspiracy theories, you'll dig this article.
The Folger Shakespeare Library has a nice edition that includes an introduction to each sonnet with some helpful notes. Check it out, compliments of GoogleBooks.
This one's edited by famous Shakespeare scholar Harold Bloom and gives a solid, overall introduction to the sonnets. It's also full of essays by other literary critics.
Stephen Booth's edition of the sonnets (including analysis) was first published in 1977 and is an award-winning classic for a reason.
Movies & TV
This one's pretty cool. The made-for-television drama from the BBC explores the circumstances that may have led Shakespeare to write the sonnets.
A boatload of famous actors perform the sonnets—available on DVD.
This four part PBS series is more like a detective story than some boring old documentary and features a bunch of great actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company.