Sonnets of William Shakespeare -

Sonnets of William Shakespeare -

Published by: William Shakespeare
0 Episodes | First Released: Feb 6 '10
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SecoSecoSeco
Jul 24 '18
Rating:   4
A Missed Opportunity

Prepubescent giggles and scenic-route tangents weave throughout a narrative of classic, often misread sonnets. Had someone understanding of poetic structure and form been available to speak to these sonnets, this could have been an entertaining, enlightening, informative podcast. Rather it plays out like a “good idea” gone bad, born of brew at a local pub crawl. Two-stars ONLY for the effort of seeing it through to completion.

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Tom Roberson
May 2 '15
Rating:   2
Readers are mechanical, reflect no sense of the poetry

The readers of the sonnets in this compilation are uniformly awful. They ignore punctuation, pause when they shouldn't, mispronounce words ('doth'), rush through the poetry as if they were on a deadline, and reflect no understanding of the text at all. The readings destroy the beauty, meaning and complexity of Shakespeare's words. While it is a great idea to compile a recording of all the sonnets, one must give them their due by hiring readers who, at minimum, understand and respect Shakespeare's texts.

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Cyrus H. Smith
Sep 29 '10
Rating:   4
Who picked the readers?

The readers have an ernest tone and careful enunciation, but they've not the ear for the music and the rhythm in the poetry. One reads too fast and some syllables are lost; one reads too mechanically, etc. The sonnets need professional readers, if listening is not to be a chore.

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Dan32505
Aug 25 '10
Rating:   10
Shakespere

Shakespere should be on everyone's reading list. I'll admit I didn't get into his work when I was forced to read it for High School English class, but I have become a fan since then. His work is timeless and should be a must read for anyone who claims to love literature.

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