Performing Arts

CD Review: ‘Shakespeare Songs’

(Warner Classics)
(Warner Classics)

Everybody knows William Shakespeare (1564–1616) the playwright, but how about Shakespeare the lyricist? Actually, the Bard of Avon penned song lyrics for a number of...




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