Shake it like Shakespeare: An Introduction to Pop Sonnets

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Yesterday we published Erik Didriksen’s fantastic anthology of Shakespearean spins on pop songs, Pop Sonnets. Last night Erik’s sonnets were featured on Simon Mayo’s BBC Radio 2 Drivetime show, to celebrate National Poetry Day. Five hilarious sonnets were read out by actors, accompanied by atmospheric lute playing. You can listen to them here.

We thought we’d share a few more of Erik’s sonnets with you. Starting with a 70s classic…

Next up is a ditty from a noble prince…

A fair maiden’s wild night inspires this next sonnet…

And finally, here’s one minstrel that will really get you singing along…

106371-FC3DErik Didriksen’s Pop Sonnets is out now.

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