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Patrick Stewart’s Daily Shakespeare Readings Are Just What We Need Right Now.

With the COVID-19 outbreak forcing us to change so many habits, we could all use an uplifting distraction.

Fortunately, Sir Patrick Stewart has the key to making us smile! The “Star Trek” actor is treating everyone to special poetry readings, and we just can’t get enough of his soothing voice.

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He started out with a captivating recitation of Shakespeare’s “Sonnet No. 116” in a video he uploaded to Instagram. When viewers heard it, they couldn’t help but point out that Stewart’s voice is like medicine for the soul.

“Thank you for that sublime moment of beauty,” one person wrote. “I really needed it.” Another added, “Best thing I’ve seen in a month. Good for whatever ails. Thank you, sir.”


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Overjoyed by the positive response, Stewart decided he would read one poem every day, starting with “Sonnet 1.”

“When I was a child in the 1940s, my mother would cut up slices of fruit for me (there wasn’t much),” he wrote. “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’?”


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We definitely agree. In fact, we think the world would be even happier with multiple readings a day! How could they not? Stewart could recite just about anything and still delight us with his heavenly tone.


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What a great way to get people’s minds off uncertainty and spread some love for Shakespeare! Thank you, Stewart, for using your voice as a beacon of hope during this difficult time.

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