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#154Sonnets1min

We did it.

We being Homepage Shakespeare Dallas in the AT&T Wyley Theater on May 28th, 2017.

So Shakes Dallas had a 5 year plan to complete the oeuvre of WS. The final read-through consisted of 154 Sonnets. And Yours Truly got the job of hosting them.

As incidental Shakespeare events go this takes the biscuit. I mean you spend years memorising the sonnets and then someone asks if you can host a Sonnet marathon? There are other candidates. I know of a handful of us who do this.

So rained off the plaza Sonnet 18 Dallas mic check

We headed inside and over the next 4 hours, 80+ actors and actresses and stage managers and artistic directors and front of house and back office read sonnets:

1-51
52-104
105-154

And to finish it off we handed out 154 sonnets to the audience and did all 154 in 1 minute.
The result is filmed in 360 degrees so pan around the room:

My heartfelt thanks to EVERYONE involved that day.
And for those that supplied the Southern Hospitality.

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