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Pretty self-explanatory, right?
These professors profess their love for the sonnets, all for your viewing pleasure. It's like a free college class, from the comfort of your own home.
Take a listen to this powerful reading of Sonnet 94.
Check out the "Sanders Portrait," which some people believe may be a portrait of Shakespeare painted during his lifetime.
Just in case you were wondering what those "lilies" from Line 14 might look like (before they "fester," that is).
Scroll down to travel back in time and get an image of the first edition of the Sonnets, along with a discussion of its mysterious dedication.
This accessible poem-by-poem commentary by one of America's leading poetry critics is a must-read for any of you budding sonneteers out there. Highly recommended by Shmoop.
This volume and its vast commentary is the most detailed attempt to come to grips with (nearly) every single word in Shakespeare's Sonnet collection. Yep, that's a tall order all right.
This classic of 20th century literary criticism has a lengthy chapter on Sonnet 94, which draws some neat parallels between this poem and Shakespeare's plays.
Movies & TV
This documentary follows a group of New York acting students as they explore 15 of Shakespeare's Sonnets.
This documentary film tells the story of a newly discovered portrait thought to be the only portrait of Shakespeare painted from life.