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The Sonnet: Perfection in Miniature

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Following on from his ‘Brief Delights’ lecture last year, Dr Bill Hughes keeps to the theme of the short poem as he examines the art and artistry of the sonnet, a form used by poets from the 16th century to the present day.

Taking examples from Shakespeare to Robert Frost via Christina Rossetti and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, he will illustrate the amazing variety of the sonnet’s highly structured fourteen lines. You will also gain an insight into a sonnet’s creative process as you view manuscript versions of Shropshire poet Wilfred Owen’s ‘Anthem for Doomed Youth’.

Dr Hughes is a former Principal Lecturer in English at the University of Chester. He's chair of Storyhouse, the arts production company that runs the popular open-air theatre in Chester, as well as the city’s new £37million Cultural Centre.

To book a place, please call 01743 297554 or email communications@ucshrewsbury.ac.uk.