Making Shakespeare’s Sonnets – part 4

In September 2014, Jason Scott-Warren reviewed a book, Matthew Zarnowiecki's Fair Copies: Reproducing English Lyric from Tottel to Shakespeare for the Times Literary Supplement. The review was brief - some 439 words - but positive, commending Zanowiecki's 'fresh perspective' and praising the book as 'a rich provocation and an incitement to rethink our approach to… Continue reading Making Shakespeare’s Sonnets – part 4

Making Shakespeare’s Sonnets – part 2

Let's say I'm putting together an edition of Shakespeare's sonnets for a prestigious publishing house. I spin slowly on my incredibly expensive orthopaedic office chair, casting my handsome and intelligent eyes around my oak panelled study and across my many shelves of rare books. I puff thoughtfully at my cigar, before stubbing it out in… Continue reading Making Shakespeare’s Sonnets – part 2