One popular Twitter hashtag is Shakespeare Sunday.
Like anyone who worked in theatre, I learnt Shakespeare too by being part of few of the plays in the community theatre world. During lockdown, I had been given the opportunity to learn Shakespeare the way that suits me best by watching subtitled plays, thankfully, on the Shakespeare’s Globe YouTube channel.
Even though they stopped streaming their plays, they continue to put up little clips in a series called Love In Isolation, which are also subtitled. Out of them all so far, my favourite one is Sonnet 29 by the legendary Stephen Fry, the iconic actor and long-time presenter of QI in England.
He speaks with such crisp clearness that it’s such a joy to listen to. I love the animation in his face as he speaks each beautiful word with such conviction, as if he so dearly wants to share this with you.