Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Birthday To:

Today is the day the world remembers one who is considered by most to be the greatest writer in the English language...William Shakespeare. Born in 1564, Shakespeare would rise from obscurity to cement himself in literary history, and write many works that remain very popular today. I am a big Shakespeare fan myself, and while I adore his plays, his sonnets have a particular place in my heart. Below are some of my favorites. Let's celebrate the Bard today!

Sonnet 116 as seen in Sense and Sensibility

Sonnet 129 performed by Matthew MacFadyen in Essential Poems

Sonnet 18 read by David Tennant (Dr. Who)

Sonnet 130 read by Alan Rickman (Harry Potter)

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