Sir Patrick Stewart takes to Twitter to entertain the world with Shakespeare: “A sonnet a day keeps the doctor away”

Picard star and veteran Shakespeare performer Sir Patrick Stewart has taken to Twitter to treat fans to his inner Bard with a daily dose of Shakespeare.

The actor has begun reading a Shakespeare sonnet for Twitter audiences on a daily basis as people around the world get creative with their time while under lockdown in their homes.

The X-Men actor kicked off his daily dose of Shakespeare on Saturday 21 March, when he posted a video reciting Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116, which expresses the legendary Bard’s take on romantic love.

Patrick Stewart, who was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company for over 15 years, said he was “delighted” by the response to his first, unprompted reading. In a Tweet he said: “I was delighted by the response to my posting of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116.”

In another Tweet, he added: “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?’”

Patrick Stewart also announced via social media that StarTrek fans in the US can now watch “Star Trek: Picard” for free on CBS All Access using the code “GIFT.” The code is valid through 23 April.

@SirPatStew

Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyles including sustainable and green living. She also offers content services to businesses and individuals at Rosamedea.com

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