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SHAKESPEARE, W.: From Shakespeare - With Love (The Best of Sonnets)


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SHAKESPEARE, W.: From Shakespeare - With Love (The Best of Sonnets)

William Shakespeare’s ‘sugared sonnets’ circulated privately amongst his friends and colleagues for many years, but the public had to wait until their publication in 1609 to enjoy these masterpieces on every aspect of love. Whether it’s fidelity, obsession, jealousy or the love of friends, Shakespeare seems to know about it all. To celebrate the 400th anniversary of their publication, a rich variety of have been brought together to show the many different ways in which these sonnets can be interpreted.

  The Sonnets
1.   Sonnet 2: When forty winters shall besiege thy brow 00:01:01
2.   Sonnet 6: Then let not winter's ragged hand deface 00:00:55
3.   Sonnet 7: Lo! in the orient when the gracious light 00:00:53
4.   Sonnet 8: Music to hear, why hear'st thou music sadly 00:01:01
5.   Sonnet 9: Is it for fear to wet a widow's eye 00:00:52
6.   Sonnet 10: For shame! deny that thou bear'st love to any 00:00:56
7.   Sonnet 11: As fast as thou shalt wane, so fast thou grow'st 00:01:00
8.   Sonnet 12: When I do count the clock that tells the time 00:00:57
9.   Sonnet 14: Not from the stars do I my judgement pluck 00:00:55
10.   Sonnet 17: Who will believe my verse in time to come 00:01:00
11.   Sonnet 18: Shall I compare thee to a summer's day 00:00:58
12.   Sonnet 19: Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion's paws 00:00:58
13.   Sonnet 20: A woman's face with nature's own hand painted 00:01:04
14.   Sonnet 21: So is it not with me as with that Muse 00:01:00
15.   Sonnet 22: My glass shall not persuade me I am old 00:00:58
16.   Sonnet 23: As an unperfect actor on the stage 00:00:59
17.   Sonnet 25: Let those who are in favour with their stars 00:00:54
18.   Sonnet 26: Lord of my love, to whom in vassalage 00:01:02
19.   Sonnet 27: Weary with toil, I haste me to my bed 00:00:59
20.   Sonnet 29: When in disgrace with fortune and men's eyes 00:01:00
21.   Sonnet 30: When to the sessions of sweet silent thought 00:00:51
22.   Sonnet 31: Thy bosom is endeared with all hearts 00:00:51
23.   Sonnet 32: If thou survive my well - contented day 00:00:58
24.   Sonnet 33: Full many a glorious morning have I seen 00:00:54
25.   Sonnet 35: No more be griev'd at that which thou hast done 00:00:59
26.   Sonnet 37: As a decrepit father takes delight 00:00:55
27.   Sonnet 38: How can my muse want subject to invent 00:00:54
28.   Sonnet 40: Take all my loves, my love, yea take them all 00:00:58
29.   Sonnet 41: Those pretty wrongs that liberty commits 00:00:54
30.   Sonnet 42: That thou hast her it is not all my grief 00:01:03
31.   Sonnet 49: Against that time, if ever that time come 00:00:59
32.   Sonnet 50: How heavy do I journey on the way 00:00:57
33.   Sonnet 53: What is your substance, whereof are you made 00:00:53
34.   Sonnet 55: Not marble, nor the gilded monuments 00:00:55
35.   Sonnet 57: Being your slave what should I do but tend 00:00:55
36.   Sonnet 61: Is it thy will, thy image should keep open 00:00:53
37.   Sonnet 63: Against my love shall be as I am now 00:00:52
38.   Sonnet 65: Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea 00:01:02
39.   Sonnet 69: Those parts of thee that the world’s eye doth view 00:01:01
40.   Sonnet 71: No longer mourn for me when I am dead 00:00:46
41.   Sonnet 73: That time of year thou mayst in me behold 00:00:59
42.   Sonnet 80: O! how I faint when I of you do write 00:00:58
43.   Sonnet 83: I never saw that you did painting need 00:00:53
44.   Sonnet 86: Was it the proud full sail of his great verse 00:00:51
45.   Sonnet 87: Farewell! thou art too dear for my possessing 00:01:09
46.   Sonnet 89: Say that thou didst forsake me for some fault 00:00:50
47.   Sonnet 90: Then hate me when thou wilt; if ever, now 00:00:52
48.   Sonnet 91: Some glory in their birth, some in their skill 00:00:55
49.   Sonnet 92: But do thy worst to steal thyself away 00:00:50
50.   Sonnet 93: So shall I live, supposing thou art true 00:00:52
51.   Sonnet 94: They that have power to hurt, and will do none 00:00:58
52.   Sonnet 97: How like a winter hath my absence been 00:00:50
53.   Sonnet 99: The forward violet thus did I chide 00:00:56
54.   Sonnet 104: To me, fair friend, you never can be old 00:00:58
55.   Sonnet 106: When in the chronicle of wasted time 00:00:50
56.   Sonnet 109: O! never say that I was false of heart 00:00:56
57.   Sonnet 116: Let me not to the marriage of true minds 00:00:51
58.   Sonnet 120: That you were once unkind befriends me now 00:00:58
59.   Sonnet 121: 'Tis better to be vile than vile esteem'd 00:00:56
60.   Sonnet 127: In the old age black was not counted fair 00:00:59
61.   Sonnet 128: How oft when thou, my music, music play'st 00:00:57
62.   Sonnet 129: The expense of spirit in a waste of shame 00:01:03
63.   Sonnet 130: My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun 00:00:58
64.   Sonnet 133: Beshrew that heart that makes my heart to groan 00:00:54
65.   Sonnet 134: So, now I have confess'd that he is thine 00:00:53
66.   Sonnet 136: If thy soul check thee that I come so near 00:00:55
67.   Sonnet 137: Thou blind fool, Love, what dost thou to mine eyes 00:00:50
68.   Sonnet 138: When my love swears that she is made of truth 00:00:59
69.   Sonnet 140: Be wise as thou art cruel; do not press 00:00:53
70.   Sonnet 141: In faith I do not love thee with mine eyes 00:00:52
71.   Sonnet 144: Two loves I have of comfort and despair 00:00:49
72.   Sonnet 147: My love is as a fever longing still 00:00:50
73.   Sonnet 148: O me! what eyes hath Love put in my head 00:01:02
74.   Sonnet 149: Canst thou, O cruel! say I love thee not 00:00:55
75.   Sonnet 154: The little Love - god lying once asleep 00:01:02

Total Playing Time: 01:10:05

Shakespeare, William

Carvel, Bertie; Cauthery, Gunnar; Gonet, Stella; Jennings, Alex; Keeble, Jonathan; Lesser, Anton; McMillan, Roy; Mison, Tom; Peake, Maxine; Piazza, Anne-Marie; Ross, Hugh; Soames, Benjamin; Stevenson, Juliet; Tennant, David; Timson, David; White, Trevor

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Poetry

Period: Renaissance

Catalogue No: NA195612

Barcode: 9789626349564

Physical Release: 04/2009

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