Back up to: The Essay
5/5 Writer and journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown examines interracial love in Shakespeare.
4/5 Helen Hackett argues that Shakespeare used sonnets to speak a higher truth about love.
3/5 Actor and director Samuel West talks of his own passion for Shakespearean love.
2/5 Stanley Wells argues that Shakespeare's many portrayals of love reflect his own life.
1/5 Writer Margaret Drabble explores how Shakespeare has deepened our concept of love.