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Is it thy will thy image should keep open (Sonnet 61) - William Shakespeare - Read by Simon Callow
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Weary with Toil (Sonnet 27) - William Shakespeare - Read by Rosamund Pike
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Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day (Sonnet 18) - William Shakespeare - Read by Ian McKellen
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Sonnet 130: My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun - William Shakespeare - Read by Daniel Radcliffe
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As part of the Shakespeare Lives in 2016 programme, celebrating the work of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death, the British Council has supported The Poetry Archive to enable us to record and present the Shakespeare 400 Collection. The Shakespeare 400 Collection…

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Sonnets From The Portuguese XXIV - Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Read by Jo Shapcott
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