Sonnet Book

We have a run of 750 sonnetbooks. Each book signed by William S



Sonnets at the Rose Playhouse, Bankside

Slow Arts

Slow Arts

Actors activate text into life-forms. Using Poetry as an act of realignment.

But when dealing with Hamlet, which text are we talking about?

1st Quarto – a gritty murder mystery

2nd Quarto – twice as many words and the most quotable

Discovering Shakespeare in Italy

Guest Post by Francis Cox on Shakespeare in Italy:


Discovering Shakespeare in the pleasant garden of great Italy

“So, what do we think ‘Titus Andronicus’ is about?” asked theatre director Lucy Bailey, kicking off the Shakespeare in Italy Summer School 2017 in Padua. ‘Titus Andronicus’ is one of Shakespeare’s most challenging plays, seething […]

Naming Will in the (1st 126) Sonnets:

Naming Will in the (1st 126) Sonnets:

6.5+6 That use is not forbidden usury, Which happies those that pay the willing loan;

22.10+11 As I not for my self, but for thee will, Bearing thy heart which I will keep so chary,

26.7+8 But that I hope some good conceit In thy soul’s thought (all […]



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 […]

How now, Sir William! whither were you sent?

How now, Sir William! whither were you sent? My name. His name. Yes Sir.

Whither go you, George? Third of me middle names.

Whither and thither indeed. Yet I cannot go thither, without knowing whither.

We’ll to Sutton Co’fil’ tonight.

Faith, sir, a’ has an English name; Lord help us, he’s too, too […]


Relationships. Like it or not, we are born into a relationship with Shakespeare. Some are in more deeply than others.

He exists as a brand for Stratford upon Avon, his birthplace.

He decorated a credit card and that guy/meme is on twitter and fb.

He adorns trinkets and mugs and cushions and […]

Henslowe at SWP:

A month ago feels like a fleeting year since playing Henslowe and improvising in Original Pronunciation. Henslowe and Alleyne. What a pair!

Grace Iopollo’s lecture-performance (with actor reading) told us about Edward Alleyne who forced a change in Henslowe’s Will the day before he died. He could barely hold the quill. A bunch of […]

Shakespeare 400- So far

Shakespeare 400 -So far the fear in this Shakespeare Year has abated, to be replaced with baited breath.

This year is Shakespeare 400 and my contributions so far are small and insignificant to the whole. Yet giant and most most fulfilling to those i shared them with. My thanks to Ben Crystal are legion for […]


1616-2016 NEW YEAR SHAKESFEAR Will it all be too much? This celebration of his death. The world is going all out to celebrate. Will our own contribution be lost?

The fear isn’t about his language. Nor that some other biography will be proven. The fear makes the difference. The difference lies between our ears. The […]