Finally, a way to make language arts and classic literature entertaining, exciting and fun! The Sonnet Man introduces and makes Shakespeare accessible to students through the medium of music in a genre they know and love – Hip Hop!


Latest Reviews

It was a great performance, and had me return to Academic Entertainment as a customer.
Josh Munsey - Assistant Principal
John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children & Adolescents
Rockville, MD

Devon was absolutely terrific. Very professional before, during and after the performance. The students loved him and his presentation as he brought Shakespeare to life in a way young people can better appreciate. Devon also made himself available to chat for a few minutes with a group of English teachers who were asking for some tips. I highly recommend The Sonnet Man!
Kathy Kravec - Director of Plus Program
New Canaan Country School
New Canaan, CT

It's really fantastic. In addition to being on the radio, it should be in ever inner city school in the country.
David Friedman - Composer
Disney Films, Award Winning Lyricist
Norwalk, CT

Mr. Glover was invited to the College of New Jersey last spring to do a presentation to the students and faculty in the School of Education...Prior to his talk and demonstration at the college, Mr. Glover performed at Grant ES in Trenton, NJ for 150 children from grades 3-5. ...The atmosphere in the assembly was electric. The children and the teachers and even the principal of the school were engaged in this terrific performance. Mr Glover invited some of the children to come on stage and perform with him and the 5th graders were all rapping the Sonnet. It is quite evident that children and adults, given the proper educational tools, can find learning not just fun, but a truly memorable experience. I would like Devon to return to our campus this year and share with our pre-service teachers his gifts and talents.
Sarah M Kern, PhD - Department of Elementary/Early Childhood/Urban Education
The College of New Jersey

Ewing, NJ

The Sonnet Man was able to captivate our tough crowd.
Bradford Buskirk - Teacher
Amistad HS
Palm Desert, CA

The intelligence in the 'translations' is grand....this could be the way to inspire a new generation of Shakespeare-lovers!
Andy Propst - Senior Editor/Theater Critic
New York, NY

The kids had a great time! 5 out of 5!
Sara Clark - Cultural Arts Chairperson
Chariho MS
Wood River Junction, RI

Devon is a gift, and fit our Schools and Festival to a tee!
Lanny Thomas - Artistic Director for Southern Shakespeare Festival
FAMU Developmental Research School
Tallahassee, FL

We had the pleasure of hosting Devon Glover, AKA The Sonnet Man, at the St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival during our 2013 season. We are passionate about anything and anyone that can excite people, and especially youth, about the wit, wonder and wisdom of Shakespeare’s words. Devon manages to do that with professional ease, with engaging charm and with a large dose of talent. Whether his audience is aged 8 or 80, he is able to connect the worlds of Shakespeare and hip hop effectively and in an accessible manner.  We would wholeheartedly recommend him and his work to those who are considering widening their sphere of influence within the educational or Shakespearean worlds.
Ian Farthing-Artistic Director
St Lawrence Shakespeare Festival
Prescott, Ontario

You are extremely talented and all three of your Sonnet Man gigs were very productive for all involved.  I have heard so many positive remarks from the attendees thanking First Aid Productions for bringing you to share both hip-hop and Shakespeare with us.  Clearly in the first session with the alternative high school students the original mission of promoting interest in Shakespeare through the use of hip-hop was accomplished.  In the evening show, I think the educational enrichment went both directions.  What I mean is that for the people who came because they already had an interest in Shakespeare, I think we accomplished a similar but possibly less intentional goal of creating interest in and changing people’s perception of hip-hop music. You are a lyrical genius, Devon.  My children are still playing your CD over and over and over. 
Jon Barch - Student Enrichment
Northern Michigan University

Marquette, MI

Great Show!  Students and staff really enjoyed it.
Susan Klein-Principal
The Lowell School
Flushing, NY

Devon Glover was a teaching artist in my theater class at the School for Classics in the fall of 2011. He brought his unique approach to Shakespeare through hip hop to my students in Introduction to Theater and Acting, as well as rehearsals after school for a hip hop sonnet performance. Throughout our work together, Devon was innovative, effective and flexible. Most importantly though he connected with the students and helped them tackle a subject that would normally overwhelm many of them. He immediately put them at ease with his personable manner and kept them engaged throughout a 30-45 minute lesson about text, punctuation, rhythm, and/or theme. Many students frequently asked, "When is Devon coming back?" They loved his lesson and wanted more time with him.
Joanna Edie
The School for Classics: An Academy of Writers, Thinkers, and Performers
New York City, NY

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