Annotations for Sonnets


Every bit as dazzling as the best of his dramas and comedies, Shakespeare's sonnets represent one of finest bodies of poetry ever penned. And because they are love poems of an extraordinarily personal variety, these timeless sonnets also afford us our most intimate glimpses of the soul behind the genius that was Shakespeare. As read by the legendary Sir John Gielgud -- perhaps the greatest interpreter of the Bard we shall ever know -- the sonnets in this selection come alive with all the passion and profound human insight of their brilliant creator.