This Companion represents the myriad ways of thinking aboutthe remarkable achievement of Shakespeare s sonnets. * An authoritative reference guide and extended introduction toShakespeare s sonnets. * Contains more than 20 newly-commissioned essays by bothestablished and younger scholars. * Considers the form, sequence, content, literary context,editing and printing of the sonnets. * Shows how the sonnets provide a mirror in which cultures canread their own critical biases. * Informed by the latest theoretical, cultural and archivalwork.