- By Edward Clifford
Sir Patrick Steward read a Shakespeare sonnet-a-day on Twitter in order to get us through the Covid-19 pandemic. His gravelly yet elegant voice could turn the words in just the right way to make them clear to almost everyone, although sometimes he had to start over, because he tripped on the words. As he said, the language is complex. He introduced many of the poems briefly, giving us a bit of the context we needed to follow him. He felt a dose of Shakespeare would inoculate us against the dread of impending doom hanging over us.
—from "Of Crooked Eclipses," Volume 61, Issue 3 (Fall 2020)
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