Shakespeare's Sonnets (version 4)

William SHAKESPEARE (1564 - 1616)

Shakespeare's sequence of 154 sonnets deals with such themes as love, time, death, immortality, lust, and sex. The poems follow but also depart from the Petrarchan tradition of sonnets written by a frustrated male lover to an unattainable idealized female beloved. Shakespeare's sonnets are addressed to both male and female lovers: the androgynous "young man" and the alluring yet dangerously sexual "dark lady." (Summary by Elizabeth Klett)

Genre(s): Poetry

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Sonnets 1-10 Elizabeth Klett
00:09:26
Play 02 Sonnets 11-20 Elizabeth Klett
00:09:55
Play 03 Sonnets 21-30 Elizabeth Klett
00:09:28
Play 04 Sonnets 31-40 Elizabeth Klett
00:10:06
Play 05 Sonnets 41-50 Elizabeth Klett
00:10:00
Play 06 Sonnets 51-60 Elizabeth Klett
00:10:00
Play 07 Sonnets 61-70 Elizabeth Klett
00:09:37
Play 08 Sonnets 71-80 Elizabeth Klett
00:09:44
Play 09 Sonnets 81-90 Elizabeth Klett
00:09:44
Play 10 Sonnets 91-100 Elizabeth Klett
00:09:46
Play 11 Sonnets 101-110 Elizabeth Klett
00:09:40
Play 12 Sonnets 111-120 Elizabeth Klett
00:09:28
Play 13 Sonnets 121-130 Elizabeth Klett
00:09:24
Play 14 Sonnets 131-140 Elizabeth Klett
00:09:37
Play 15 Sonnets 141-154 Elizabeth Klett
00:12:55