In the eighth Episode of his weekly podcast and video blog, Sebastian Michael hears a brazen new note being struck in the relationship between the poet and the young man with the extraordinary Sonnet 52: a game is being played out, and it is no longer just about beauty, longing and love...
In the seventh Episode of his weekly podcast and video blog, Sebastian Michael reflects on the stark contrast between Sonnet 48 and previous occasions when the poet and the young man were apart: not only has a bond of trust been broken, but Shakespeare has a painful realisation...
In the sixth Episode of his weekly podcast and video blog, Sebastian Michael discovers the reason for the Poet's dejection, as the Young Man has overstepped a mark in Sonnet XL. In what has become a love triangle, things are getting complicated, but despite everything the Poet is still forgiving...
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.