Sir Patrick Stewart Reads Shakespeare on Twitter to Kill Time While Social Distancing

  • AUTHOR: anam
  • POSTED ON: March 27, 2020

Social distancing has made us realize the importance of basic things in life. We used to treat our freedom to go out casually, but with social distancing being imposed, we’re more than willing to not only cherish but also reminisce about the times spent outside. 

Source: Bored Panda

Movie theatres, Broadway, metro stations, cafes, and parks – we miss going out. We’re tired of staying at home and scrolling our life away. Tough times have given us the opportunity to realize how important socializing is for human beings.

We might call ourselves introverts, but the truth is that nobody is capable of spending time in isolation for long. We are not built that way. Living a life in the mountains, away from the noise of the city is a notion deeply romanticized, but when experienced in reality, it’s hard, to say the least.

So, let’s get back to the real story. Social distancing has made us creative as we use different mediums to connect with our friends and family. We’re also finding new ways to keep ourselves entertained and amused.

Sir Patrick Stewart, too, found an interesting way to connect with his audience. He’s been reciting the iambic parameter on his Twitter account. Hence, if you miss going to plays, you can catch a glorious performance on your screens. Simply head over to Sir Patrick Stewart’s Twitter feed to watch the incredible narrations!

For those unaware, Sir Patrick Stewart has been a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company for the past 15 years. On Saturday, the actor decided to share a video of him reciting an old classic of the man himself – Shakespeare. He was reciting the very popular, Sonnet 116.

Although he didn’t mention the reason why he selected the particular lyric, the words “an ever-fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken” were pretty self-explanatory.

The video received much appreciation from the fans as it got 9000+ retweets. He posted a follow-up video on Sunday as he was elated to get such a wonderful response from literature fans across the globe. 

But, hey, he’s been posting one sonnet every day ever since, so can we take it as a hint that many more are to come in the future! #ASonnetADay  

Updated March 27, 2020
Back To Top