5th Dec, 2016

All sonnets rapped up

Stratford Editorial 7th May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE SONNET Man lived up to his name during a visit to Stratford.

Hip hop artist Devon Glover recited all 154 of Shakespeare’s sonnets back to back in just three-and-a-half hours.

to celebrate 400 years of Shakespeare

The New Yorker undertook his verse marathon during the Stratford Literary Festival to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death.

Literary festival director Annie Ashworth said: “Devon did such a good job and it was wonderful to have him with us. We can’t guarantee it was a record but we are pretty sure no one else has ever achieved all 154 sonnets, let alone rapped.”