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154 Shakespeare Sonnets Adapted as Videos

Over the next year, the New York Shakespeare Exchange will create 154 videos inspired by the sonnets of William Shakespeare. The group raised $49,255 on Kickstarter to fund the project.

If you want to prepare for this momentous marathon, you can download a free copy of Shakespeare’s sonnets. Above, we’ve embedded one of the group’s prototype sonnet videos–what do you think? Check it out:

For the entire year leading up to Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, we will release, to a global audience, internet videos of all 154 sonnets, performed by 154 different actors in 154 unique locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City. The culmination of the project will be marked by the release of a full Sonnet Project Anthology, complete with special features exploring the textual nuances of the language, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the creators and actors.

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