Stanley Wells

Stanley Wells

Sir Stanley Wells is a Shakespearean scholar, writer, professor and editor. He is honorary president of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, emeritus professor at the University of Birmingham, and honorary emeritus governor of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre. He was knighted in 2016 for services to scholarship.

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The best books on Shakespeare’s Sonnets, recommended by Scott Newstok

The beauty of Shakespeare’s sonnets speaks to us down the centuries, their lines peaking out at us from the titles of famous books or enjoying outings at weddings or other romantic occasions. But they were not always regarded as perfectly-formed jewels, and the relationships they portray not as conventional as many of us presume. Here, Shakespeare scholar Scott Newstok talks us through books that help us learn more about Shakespeare’s sonnets, from the best introduction to the poems for students through to their afterlife and recent creative interpretations.

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