Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poems

Shakespeare's Sonnets & Poems

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY

THE WORLD'S LEADING CENTER FOR SHAKESPEARE STUDIES

This edition includes:

  • Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on the page facing each sonnet and poem
  • A brief introduction to each sonnet and poem, providing insight and context
  • Introductions to reading Shakespeare's language in the sonnets and in the poems
  • Essays by leading Shakespeare scholars who provide modern perspectives on the sonnets and on the poems
  • Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's vast holdings of rare books


Essays by Lynne Magnusson and Catherine Belsey

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., is home to the world's largest collection of Shakespeare's printed works, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs. For more information, visit www.folger.edu.
  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 704 pages | 
  • ISBN 9780743273282 | 
  • August 2006

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About the Author

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 in the town of Stratford-upon-Avon, on England’s Avon River. When he was eighteen, he married Anne Hathaway. The couple had three children—their older daughter Susanna and the twins, Judith and Hamnet. Hamnet, Shakespeare’s only son, died in childhood. The bulk of Shakespeare’s working life was spent, not in Stratford, but in the theater world of London, where he established himself professionally by the early 1590s. He enjoyed success not only as a playwright, but as an actor and shareholder in an acting company. Sometime between 1610 and 1613, Shakespeare is thought to have retired from the stage and returned home to Stratford, where he died in 1616.

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