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Patrick Stewart Is Reciting Shakespeare’s Sonnets to His Online Fans While in Self-Isolation

 

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While we sit at home in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19, many of us are taking to social media to… well… socialize. From online art challenges to virtual home gigs, the Internet allows us to come together and show support to one another during the current crisis. One person to recently share something special with his followers is Sir Patrick Stewart. He’s been soothing our worried minds by reciting daily Shakespeare’s sonnets.

Stewart was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company for over 15 years, so the words of the English poet have a special place in his heart. In the first video of his now ongoing series, the legendary actor read aloud Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116, and was surprised by the positive response from his followers. “I was delighted by the response to my posting of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116,” he writes on Instagram. “When I was a child in the 1940s, my mother would cut up slices of fruit for me (there wasn’t much) and as she put it in front of me she would say: ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ How about, ‘A sonnet a day keeps the doctor away?’”

Since then, Stewart has been delivering a new sonnet reading each day—much to the delight of his followers. One person commented, “Thank you for the medicine our souls need most right now,” while another wrote, “Thank you so much for being such a light!” Shakespeare wrote a total of 154 sonnets, so hopefully, Stewart will continue to bring calmness to our social media feeds for many more days to come.

Check out some of Stewart’s Shakespeare sonnet readings below, and follow him on Instagram and Twitter for more.

Sir Patrick Stewart has been soothing our worried minds by reciting daily Shakespeare’s sonnets while he’s self-isolating.

 

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h/t: [Mashable]

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.

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