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Devon Glover - The Sonnet Man

Media coverage of Devon Glover's 2016 UK trip.

The Sonnet Man sets Shakespeare’s love sonnets to Hip Hop and features brilliant rap artist Devon Glover. Conceived and produced by Broadway Playwright Arje Shaw, The Sonnet Man brings Shakespeare to young audiences in a genre they know and love. Through Hip Hop, Shakespeare will become exciting and fun, introducing young people to classical literature, raising literacy, improved communication, greater enthusiasm for learning, increase creativity, raise confidence, and will set a foundation for appreciation of the arts.

Source: http://www.thesonnetmannyc.com/

The Sonnet Man doth rap a Shakespeare marathon

Brooklyn hip-hop artist recited all 154 Shakespeare sonnets -- hip-hop-style -- in England in a three-and-a-half-hour marathon.

Setting Shakespeare To Hip-Hop Beats, Weekend - BBC World Service

Devon Glover is a man single-handedly taking Shakespeare to the schools of the world. Known as The Sonnet Man, he is a New York-based rap artist who sets Shakespeare's sonnets to hip-hop in an attempt to bring Shakespeare to young audiences in a genre they know and love. He's currently in Stratford-upon-Avon in the UK where he will attempt a rap marathon - hoping to perform all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets in his own contemporary style, as part of the celebrations. Weekend has been speaking to him about his work.

Shakespeare's Sonnets Given a Hip Hop Twist

English and drama students at Birmingham City University (UK) have been working alongside the Sonnet Man, a New York- born rap artist who delivers Shakespeare's sonnets set to hip hop beats.
Rapper and teacher Devon Glover became 'the Sonnet Man' in a bid to make Shakespeare more accessible to young people – particularly to those from low income backgrounds.

VIDEO: Sonnet Man's three hours and 35 minutes of non-stop Shakespeare - Stratford Herald

RAP artist Devon Glover, from New York, also known as The Sonnet Man, performed all 154 of William Shakespeare’s sonnets in three hours, 35 minutes and 24 seconds in Stratford-upon-Avon today, Sunday.

Shakespeare's Sonnets given a hip hop twist to mark 400 years since the Bard's death

English and Drama students at Birmingham City University (UK) have been working alongside the Sonnet Man, a New York-born rap artist who delivers Shakespeares sonnets set to hip hop beats.

Rapper and teacher Devon Glover became the Sonnet Man in a bid to make Shakespeare more accessible to young people , particularly to those from low income backgrounds.

What it is like 'To be' a Shakespearean rapper

As the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare approaches, a Brooklyn based rapper will be part of the celebrations in the renowned author's ho...