- Author(s):William Shakespeare, Rex Gibson
- Available from: March 1997
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Like the plays in the Cambridge School Shakespeare series, The Sonnets has been specially prepared to help all students in schools and colleges. Each sonnet is presented with accompanying material which aims to enrich your own experience of the poem, whilst leaving you to make your own mind up about the sonnet rather than having someone else's interpretation and judgement handed down to you. You will find help with unfamiliar words, with imagery, and with other 'poetic' features, as well as suggestions for practical work.
Each play is treated not as a text but as a script, with the dramatic experience lying at the heart of the rationale.
Cambridge School Shakespeare is a result of the research and development work of the respected Shakespeare and Schools Project. The series has been subject to extensive trialling in the classroom with students of all abilities.
Cambridge School Shakespeare is designed to help both experienced and inexperienced teachers, and to enable students to make their own discoveries about the plays.
The books have a clear, helpful format with student-addressed advice and a wealth of illustrations.
- What is a sonnet?
- Introducing The Sonnets
- Title page: 1609 edition
- Dedications: 1609 edition
- The sonnets
- The sonnet tradition
- Themes: love, time and poetry
- The language of The Sonnets
- Links with the plays
- Studying The Sonnets
- Index of first lines
- William Shakespeare.
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