Perhaps you’ve been to Shakespeare in the Park before, but hast thou ever heard the fine and gentle words from those festivals uttered by… Sir Patrick Stewart?! Whilst in the midst of a worldwide quarantine?! Nay? Then thou will love hearing the
Endless apologies for rhapsodizing in faux Shakespeare speak, but you’ll want to as well once you’ve heard Stewart’s golden baritone belt out one of the Shakespearean sonnets he’s been reading on social media for the past couple of days.
And if your heart isn’t as warm as a nuclear reactor just from watching Stewart read some sonnets, his reason for doing so is guaranteed to cause a cardiovascular meltdown. According to a pair of Twitter posts from the legendary actor, he was “delighted” by the response to his first, unprompted reading, and was inspired by early childhood memories of his mother uttering the idiom “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” to keep them coming.
“How about, ‘A sonnet a day keeps the doctor away’?” Stewart tweeted.
For those who don’t know, Stewart, who’s best known for his roles as Captain Jean-Luc Picard and Professor X in the
What do you think about P-Stew reading a Shakespearean sonnet a day? Do you hope this Shakespearean-sonnet-a-day thing lasts until the end of time? Or do you wish Stewart would lend his glorious, booming voice to other writers’ works? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!