Shakespeare Sundays with Chop Bard, is a practical, and enthusiastic exploration of William Shakespeare’s work. Each episode will take on a single subject taken from his words, lines, poetry, themes, or resources, in order to better understand them, and find out what use can be made of them.
When in the chronicle of wasted time
I see descriptions of the fairest wights,
And beauty making beautiful old rhyme
In praise of ladies dead and lovely knights,
Let not my love be call'd idolatry,
Nor my beloved as an idol show,
Since all alike my songs and praises be
To one, of one, still such, and ever so.
To me, fair friend, you never can be old,
For as you were when first your eye I ey'd,
Such seems your beauty still. Three winters cold
Have from the forests shook three summers' pride,
Alack, what poverty my Muse brings forth,
That having such a scope to show her pride,
The argument all bare is of more worth
Than when it hath my added praise beside.
My love is strength'ned, though more weak in seeming,
I love not less, though less the show appear;
That love is merchandiz'd whose rich esteeming
The owner's tongue doth publish every where.
O truant Muse, what shall be thy amends
For thy neglect of truth in beauty dy'd?
Both truth and beauty on my love depends;
So dost thou too, and therein dignified.
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It’s a 15 minute classroom that will make you smarter
Fifteen to 20 minutes in length you get a weekly “lecture” of a single Shakespeare sonnet. It’s best to listen to them in order as many times one sonnet builds onto the next one. Clearly described and concisely argued each episode is great!!
A helpful delight!
I’ve been working my way through the Complete Works of William Shakespeare in a year with a group on Facebook. And I’ve been doing OK with keeping up on the reading schedule but I fell off entirely when it came time to the sonnets.
Enter the Shakespeare Sundays podcast! Listening to the initial reading, the complete breakdown and analysis, the context with the other sonnets and the reading with all that interpretation applied has made the sonnets come alive in unexpected ways. Ehren is delightful to listen to while I cross stitch or take a walk. Thank you for the incredible work!