Way back in March as the world started to self-quarantine, Sir Patrick Stewart did his bit to help people cope with life under COVID by starting his “A Sonnet A Day” series. Since then he has been reading one of William Shakespeare’s sonnets each day on social media, except for a brief break in June to start his new memoir. There are a total of 154 Shakespearean Sonnets, and today marked the reading of that final one.
Stewart finishes #ASonnetADay
Saturday on social media Patrick Stewart read Shakespeare’s 154th sonnet and to mark the occasion he wore a tuxedo, and since he was wearing a tuxedo, he declared having a martini was mandatory as well.
Sonnet 154. The final one. Here's to everyone who has been so kindly watching and listening to these sonnets. We never expected anything like this and we appreciate it enormously. Thank you! #ASonnetADay pic.twitter.com/K2l1UAa3a0
— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) October 3, 2020
Stewart is ready to get back to work
Of course, the pandemic isn’t over yet, so perhaps Sir Patrick will return to social media with more ways to help people pass the time in quarantine. And even with all the constraints of social distancing, Stewart still found acting work over the summer, shooting a number of Uber Eats commercials with Star Wars star Mark Hamill.
Stewart has said he is eager to get back to work on Star Trek: Picard, which was supposed to begin production on a second season over the summer. According to the latest update, the show should begin shooting in Southern California in early 2021, possibly as early as January.
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