Sir Patrick Stewart marks his 80th birthday with 80th Shakespeare sonnet, of course

Sir Patrick Stewart marks his 80th birthday with 80th Shakespeare sonnet, of course

Remember back in March, when Sir Patrick Stewart’s reading of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116 went viral on Twitter

The next day the legendary actor and unsung hero of Twitter posted another video of himself, this time reading Sonnet 1.

“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,'” tweeted Stewart. “How about, ‘A sonnet a day keeps the doctor away?’ So, here we go: Sonnet 1.”

Well, guess what? He’s kept it going since then. And although Stewart hasn’t quite managed one every day, he’s still managed to work his way up to Sonnet 80 just in time for his 80th birthday on Monday. Read more…

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