The Sonnet Man loves working with students all over the world!
Always on the road — travelling to work with another group of amazing students! That’s the life of The Sonnet Man. He was fortunate to recently spend time at the Youth Shakespeare Festival in Santa Fe. Here’s a few pictures from his time there.
The Sonnet Man truly enjoyed his time in Santa Fe and was inspired by the creativity of the students and the dedication of the International Shakespeare Center who are is dedicated to making Santa Fe a destination for world-class Shakespeare. Here are some of his thoughts about his participation in this amazing event:
“It was a pleasure working with the ISC. You are now my Santa Fe sonneteers!!”
“Thank you for inviting me to perform at the Youth Shakespeare Festival. Congratulations, to all of the future theater stars, who lit up the stage. Keep shining. Looking forward to returning. It’s been real!!!”
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About Devon Glover, The Sonnet Man
The Sonnet Man, brilliant rap artist Devon Glover, sets Shakespeare’s love sonnets to Hip Hop to both entertain and educate. Conceived and produced by Broadway Playwright Arje Shaw, The Sonnet Man brings Shakespeare to young audiences in a genre they know and love, which introduces young people to classical literature, raises literacy, improves communication, creates greater enthusiasm for learning, increases creativity, raises confidence, and sets a foundation for the appreciation of the arts.
Through Hip Hop, Shakespeare is exciting and fun. The Sonnet Man is perfect for schools, theaters, and organizations. Featured artist Devon Glover delivers the sonnets as originally written, and then breaks it down into “spoken word.” Mr. Glover’s flow embodies the richness of Shakespeare’s language, and his passionate, yet natural delivery offers an inspiring, creative experience audiences love.
Mr. Glover’s story is an inspiration in itself. Born and raised along with two brothers by a single mom in Brooklyn, he strives to make something of himself and to give back to his community. He went through the New York City Public School system and is a graduate of Ithaca College. Mr. Glover teaches and conducts workshops/performances in Harlem, Queens, Brooklyn as well as teaching nationally and internationally in England, Canada, Netherlands, Bermuda, Prague, and more. He performed The Sonnet Man in Negril, Jamaica by special invitation from the Board of Education in the Soul Rebellion Hip Hop Festival.
Devon Glover was featured on The Today Show and received tremendous national response. The producer said, “I’ve never had so many emails from people saying how much they enjoyed the story and especially the song!” Watch the clip from The Today Show.
His Hamlet music video was an official selection of the Shakespeare Film Festival in Stratford, England.