There’s no way anyone can get through high school without learning William Shakespeare. One of the most famous of his sonnets and the most famously taught in schools, is Sonnet 18. It’s written in his typical form with 14 lines of iambic pentameter ending in a rhyming couplet, making it a great teaching mechanism within a literature and creative writing curriculum.
But what about making it applicable, and enjoyable, to the mainstream? Watch Sonnet 18 on YouTube. The Sonnet Man raps the original verses of Sonnet 18, and then spits them again, but with his own unique style, in today’s language. “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” gets a fresh, modern flair and the original sonnet speaks on a whole new level. The Sonnet Man’s new spin on Sonnet 18 is the perfect warmer weather jam.
When you hear “Come and be my sunny day,” you’ll want to see The Sonnet Man in person. The Sonnet Man is now scheduling performances, appearances, workshops, residences, and school assemblies. For booking, email: booking@TheSonnetManNYC.com or visit www.AcademicEntertainment.com.