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Sir Patrick Stewart Recites A Shakespeare Sonnet Each Day On Twitter During Self-Isolation

Sir Patrick Stewart Recites A Shakespeare Sonnet Each Day On Twitter During Self-Isolation

With most of us doing the right thing and staying indoors during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, it can be a bit of a weird and confusing time - but now you can let Sir Patrick Stewart's soothing voice wash over you, as the actor is sharing daily videos of himself reading Shakespeare.

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Sir Patrick, 79, shared a short clip of himself reading aloud Shakespeare's Sonnet 116 on Saturday; and let me tell you, if having to read Billy while you were at school made you think you'd never bother with him again, then please give this a listen and completely change your mind.

The legendary actor was part of the Royal Shakespeare Company for more than 15 years, which explains why he's so bloody good at reciting Shakespeare's work.

After sharing the clip, the actor was heaped with praise and racked up thousands of likes on Twitter, prompting him to offer fans more of the same uploading a second clip yesterday.

He wrote: "I was delighted by the response to yesterday's posting of Shakespeare's Sonnet 116, and it has led me to undertake what follows...

Credit: Twitter/Sir Patrick Stewart
Credit: Twitter/Sir Patrick Stewart
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"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."

Keep 'em coming, pal.

The X-Men and Star Trek actor isn't the only celebrity to share clips in an attempt to boost people's moods while they're indoors self-isolating or socially distancing themselves from others.

Last week, Ricky Gervais promised to do a daily live stream to try and make fans laugh.

Taking to Instagram Live, he said: "I want to do something for people stuck at home, self-isolating and all that. I know it can be depressing... I wanted to boost morale really, that's sort of my job. But I didn't know how.

"So, I thought... I went on Instagram Live - I've eventually worked out how to do that, I was like your granddad on Skype."

Let's all bring some positivity, support and fun to anyone who might find themselves in isolation as a result of the coronavirus spread. Need some entertainment? Join Isolation Nation: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coronasupport/

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Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, Coronavirus

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]