In the nineteenth Episode of his weekly podcast and video blog, Sebastian Michael looks at Sonnet 116 – one of the most famous, most quoted and most often recited Sonnets of them all – and puts it in the context of the relationship for which, 400 years before equal marriage, it serves as a near public declaration.
In the eighteenth Episode of his weekly podcast and video blog, Sebastian Michael hears the poet make a forthright confession to the young man and also affirm his commitment and love him above all others...
In the seventeenth Episode of his weekly podcast and video blog, Sebastian Michael casts an eye over events in the outside world to examine whether Sonnet 107 can serve to anchor the entire sequence in time with a plausible date. This inescapably also leads to naming a first contender for the young lover...
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.