For centuries, “Shakespeare’s Sonnets” languished in obscurity, but now the collection is considered a masterpiece. Robert Matz (George Mason University) reveals that the more famous lines from the Sonnets, such as “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day” were written by Shakespeare to a young man. Also Featured: Toni-Leslie James (Virginia Commonwealth University) has won numerous awards as a Broadway costume designer. She says good costume design is essential to telling a powerful story on stage or screen, and the best designs are often the least showy.
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