I’m not sure how interested people will be but I think this is a lovely idea.

Sir Patrick Stewart – best known as Captain Picard from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Professor Xavier from the X-Men films – has been reciting a Shakespeare sonnet every day since around the time we all went into coronavirus lockdown, on his Twitter feed.

It’s a far more accessible way to get to grips with the Bard’s poetry than I ever met before – although that may not be saying much; the language is dense, and it takes a bit of work to get to grips with it.

But, I don’t know, I think it might be worth the effort.

Here’s Sonnet One:

And why not have Sonnet Two, too: