In the first episode of his weekly podcast and video blog about William Shakespeare's Sonnets, Sebastian Michael introduces Sonnet III: Look in Thy Glass and Tell the Face Thou Viewest, as an exponent of the 'Procreation Sonnets', and finds first clues to the identity of the young man they are addressed to.
To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, we're recording all 154 of his sonnets and posting them to our YouTube channel as individual video clips, with the sonnet text so you can listen and read them at the same time.
And every Saturday, Sebastian will introduce one of the week's sonnets in this ongoing video blog and podcast.
This is Episode 0, which is simply a welcome and introduction to the project.
Sebastian is the writer of The Sonneteer, a play 'on passion, power and possession', which features some of these sonnets and looks at the relationship between Shakespeare and the 'Fair Youth' to whom he addressed the first 126 of them.
Starting Saturday 23rd April 2016 – the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death – Sebastian will be recording every sonnet in sequence and choose one sonnet at the end of each week to introduce here and on YouTube.