Follow your heart

Take your own journey through Shakespeare's Sonnnets

Shakespeare's Sonnets are some of the most linguistically dense, emotionally complex poems in the English language.

Learning them takes patience and perseverance. But the payoff for your efforts is spectacular.

Speaking these gems aloud, straight from your heart to another human being, is pure magic.

Whether you want to learn a sonnet or two for class or maybe a special occasion, at The Sonnet Journey you'll find useful tools, tips, and tricks

to help you make each sonnet a part of your soul.



Sonnets are dense, like little emotional dwarf stars. These are the resources I use to unpack them.



Gym Sonnets

Sonnet Planks.

Balance Sonnets.

Sonnet Stretches. 

I show you how to use sonnets to get the most out of your workout, and use your workout to master new sonnets!




Sonnet Journey Cards

The complete set of 154 sonnets in one easy-to-print PDF. So grab some 4x6 index cards and take your sonnets on-the-go!

All the 1609Q text and punctuation with modern spelling and an easy-to-read font!



Sonnet Origami Study Guides

DIY template for organizing your sonnet notes, they ingeniously fold into multi-view flash cards, ready in your pocket anytime you have a 'sonnet moment'!



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sonnet play

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Brian Myers Cooper is an actor, writer, director, dramaturg, and acting coach. Most recently he created Sonnet Play, told entirely using Shakespeare’s sonnets, which he developed with the acclaimed Bedlam Theatre Company's MadLAB! residency, and has performed in NYC and San Francisco. Follow his journey as he memorizes all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets, and get tips and tricks on how you can start your own journey! He served as dramaturge for two plays in the 2016 NY Fringe Festival. Favorite acting roles include Miss Saigon (2nd Nat’l.), Galileo (Moisés Kaufman, dir.), Romance, Romance! (Alfred/Sam - Lauren Kennedy, dir), James Baldwin's Blues for Mr. Charlie (Parnel), End of the World Party (original Off-Broadway cast)and the American premier of Billy Roche’s The Cavalcaders (Florida Stage). A longtime labor advocate, he is a trustee of the Equity-League Pension & Health Trust Funds, and served for twelve years on the national Council of Actors' Equity Association. You'll find dozens of his recipes at