Shakespeare may be the most famous writer of sonnets but the form originated in Italy in the 1300s with Petrarch. Sonnets first started to be written in English from the 1500s onwards. Shakespeare wrote 154 sonnets that we know of.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream writer William Shakespeare is arguably one of the most renowned playwright’s of his era with countless productions of his works still shown across the world today!
Check out these interesting facts about the infamous playwright: