Need some quality poetry to help you through these difficult times? Sir Patrick Stewart has been reading a Shakespeare sonnet a day on Twitter and Instagram.
2. 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”? So…here we go: Sonnet 1. pic.twitter.com/kDoMNhdqcI
You can follow along with Sir Patrick Stewart and read Shakespeare’s sonnets on The Folger Shakespeare site, which has the same expertly-edited text as the print Folger edition that he is using in his videos. The Folger Shakespeare site also provides an introduction to the sonnets, textual notes, a helpful guide to Shakespeare’s language, and more.