ATG Quirkies: Shakespeare Takes on the Big Apple

 

Shakespeare's First Folio via Wikimedia Commons

Shakespeare’s First Folio via Wikimedia Commons

This post by Taylor Sperry at Melville House highlights The Sonnet Project, an initiative by the theater group New York Shakespeare Exchange “to create 154 short films in 154 different NYC locations with 154 different actors–one movie for each of Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets, which are either recited as dialogue or played in voiceovers…”

Ross Williams, the producing artistic director of the project and New York Shakespeare Exchange told The New York Times that he “tried matching sonnets with locations based on their ‘imagery and rhetorical arguments,’ pairing, for example, the legal-minded Sonnet 46 with the State Supreme Court building.”

Other locations include Grand Central Terminal, Staten Island’s Leidy’s Shore Inn, Yankee Stadium, and JFK airport…”

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