Shakespeare’s secret: what he teaches us about love and lust

Shakespeare’s secret: what he teaches us about love and lust

In the fourth episode of the six-part series about William Shakespeare, we look for what Shakespeare has to say about love. Everyone then quickly thinks about the play Romeo and Julietabout the star crossed lovers from Verona who commit suicide for their forbidden love. But is this really such a good love story?

According to editor Eva Peek, for a richer picture of love we should resort to Shakespeare’s sonnets. Michel Krielaars talks to her about adolescent infatuation, dirty desires and love that goes beyond all limits.

This series was originally published last summer and will be repeated in the coming weeks.

The translation of sonnet 129 is from: William Shakespeare: Shakespeare’s Sonnets. Ed. Bass Belleman. Athenaeum.

Alan Rickman’s reading of sonnet 130 is from the CD When Love Speaks (2002).

Presentation:
Michel Krielaars
Guest:
Eva Peek
Editorial & production:
Ignace Schoot
Edit:
Jeroen Jaspers
Photo:
Getty Images




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