‘Shakespeare read by a great actor is a wonderful thing and the readings here are a delight.’
Released alongside a spectacular edition of Shakespeare’s Sonnets for the Apple iPad, this beautifully produced DVD features specially filmed performances of all 154 Sonnets by a stellar cast of actors including, Fiona Shaw, Sir Patrick Stewart and David Tennant.
William Shakespeare’s Sonnets are among the most beautiful and most fascinating poems ever written. All of the poems, together with their enigmatic Dedication, are featured in readings by a star-studded cast. A full-colour accompanying booklet features each actor, a list of their Sonnets and a short biography.
Other contributors include actors Simon Callow, Simon Russell Beale, Kim Cattrall, Dominic West and Stephen Fry, as well as prominent experts on Shakespeare such as Professor James Shapiro and voice coach Cicely Berry.
The mysteries and marvels of Shakespeare’s Sonnets are revealed as never before in these vivid, compelling and accessible performances.
Actors featured in Shakespeare’s Sonnets Bruce Alexander, Sam Alexander, Nonzo Anosie, Annette Badland, Edward Bennett, Cicely Berry, Tilly Blackwood, David Calder, Simon Callow, Kim Cattrall, Ben Crystal, Noma Dumezweni, Katherine Ducan-Jones, Make Ebulue, Adetomiwa Edun, Kate Fleetwood, Oliver Ford Davies, Polly Frame, Stephen Fry, John Heffernan, Tunji Kasim, Simon Manyonda, Niamh McGrady, Andrew Motion, Ruth Negga, Don Paterson, Sian Phillips, Emily Plumtree, Prasanna Puwanarajah, Diana Quick, Jemma Redgrave, Simon Russell Beale, Kerry Shale, James Shapiro, Fiona Shaw, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Patrick Stewart, Jo Stone-Fewings, David Tennant, Harriet Walter, Dominic West, Henry Wouduysen.