Happy 448th Birthday Mr Shakespeare, and welcome to the official launch of an exciting Shakespeare project online that sees 154 actors from around the globe team up with 154 Shakespearean sonnets.
Over the next days and weeks you'll see more names joining the project and more recordings available to you the visitor. Slowly but surely the project inches towards that magic number. Actually, the total number of recordings will be closer to 180, since the site has a page dedicated to 18 versions of "Shall I compare thee..." and a few more tricks up the sleeve too.
Right now, we're just delighted to have launched the site successfully, are confident it won't collapse under the weight of all those audio files, and trust that the recordings will be a useful Shakespeare resource and a chronicle of the Bard's work in a fun and accessible way.
I'll report back to you soon with more Shakespeare musings and the latest project development.
Enjoy the site!