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Patrick Stewart is sharing videos of himself reading Shakespeare sonnets

We’ve seen our fair share of celebrities posting some strange stuff whilst in isolation – from the wave of famous people giving renditions of John Lennon‘s Imagine to Neil Diamond sharing a coronavirus-edition of Sweet Caroline. 

Yet one of latest uploads comes from esteemed actor Sir Patrick Stewart, who has shared videos of himself reciting none other than Shakespeare sonnets, and it makes for a truly calming experience. Check them out below.

Sir Patrick Stewart and his poetry readings have gone viral. People claim that he will calm your mind and promote happiness during isolation.

Coronavirus has the entire world on edge and panicking, with most of us taking extra caution and isolating at home. Our addiction to social media has increased like mad, since we’re all pretty much going mad at home, and social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter have become a go-to for the latest news and entertainment. Stewart took to the latter to upload his sonnet-reading videos, and Twitter users have absolutely fallen in love with them.

The reactions he received after the first video encouraged Stewart to reveal some personal advice on how to stay sane during isolation:

“I was delighted by the response to yesterday’s posting of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116, And it has led me to undertake what follows,” he described.

“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”?” 

Bless his soul. Check out the videos below, you won’t regret it.

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March 27, 2020