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Grade 8-12
1h 23m

Understanding Shakespeare: Sonnets

by Eve P. | English and Writing

9 Lessons 1:23:39
  1. 1. Introduction to Sonnets and Sonnet 113: Since I Left You Mine Eye Is in My Mind 6:30
  2. 2. Sonnet 12: When I Do Count the Clock That Tells the Time 7:51
  3. 3. Sonnet 55: Not Marble nor the Gilded Monuments 5:51
  4. 4. King Lear in the Storm! 16:00
  5. 5. Sonnet 116: Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds 6:47
  6. 6. Sonnet 138: When My Love Swears That She Is Made of Truth 8:05
  7. 7. Sonnet 29: When, in Disgrace With Fortune and Men's Eyes 8:37
  8. 8. Sonnet 30: When to the Sessions of Sweet Silent Thought 8:39
  9. 9. Sonnet 66: Tired With All These, for Restful Death I Cry 15:19

Grade 8-12

1h 23m

NGSS Standards

About the course

Have you ever been frustrated in not being able to understand the writings of William Shakespeare? It can be very tricky and overwhelming: archaic words, long sentences, subtle meanings… . In this course I explain some sonnets and famous speeches in Shakespeare's plays line by line. In a surprise session I also discuss the creation of my Shakespeare sculpture! After taking my course, you will understand, not only the words, but also how to relate the works of literature to your own life and the world around you. They will be gems of knowledge that you can share with anyone who loves poems and plays.


  • Literature
  • Plays
  • Shakespeare
  • Sonnets
  • Speeches
  • Theatre
  • Writing


I love teaching art because it keeps me going back to doing diverse activities in regards to different types of art and techniques. If you have ever wanted to delve more deeply into understanding and creating art, I can help! Let’s enjoy art together! My courses will be in painting. I have professional experience as an artist and sculptor. I have completed a prestigious sculpture commission for The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and have had my sculpture inspired by King Lear permanently installed in Stratford-upon-Avon. From my courses you can expect to take a closer and more observant look at master paintings. You will improve your painting skills such as color mixing and brush technique. You will come away with paintings that I hope will beautify your home! Anyone can create art!

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