Twitter is a place for games and occasionally grace and beauty. Thanks to a caring collection of character actors, a Twitter game began of sharing sonnets. The results were wonderful and include readings from John Caroll Lynch, Rufus Sewell, and Sir Patrick Stewart.
Michael Gaston, who you might remember from Prison Break, The Leftovers, Power or The Man From High Castle, kicked off this enchanting Twitter game.
Chelah Horsdal (The Man in the High Castle, Hell on Wheels) took on the challenge.
As did Kevin Rahm (Mad Men, Bates Motel, Lethal Weapon).
The Man in the High Castle and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’s Joel de la Fuente.
And Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Jenna Stern:
John Caroll Lynch (The Founder, Zodiac, American Horror Story) offered several sonnets and called for other actors to join in.
The Wire’s Wendell Pierce played along.
William Sadler, who might be best-known by 90s kids as Death in Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, called on his co-star for the upcoming Bill & Ted Face the Music, Alex Winter.
Here’s Brooke Smith of Ray Donovan, Bosch, Bates Motel and The Silence of the Lambs:
The Librarians’s Lindy Booth offered one:
This is not a sonnet, but it is Rufus Sewell (Dark City, A Knight’s Tale, The Man in the High Castle) being broody and sexy so say thank you then shut up.
Then, Sir Patrick Stewart joined the game (though dropped the hashtag). Here’s his performance of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 116:
Plus a bonus:
2. 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." How about, “A sonnet a day keeps the doctor away”? So…here we go: Sonnet 1. pic.twitter.com/kDoMNhdqcI— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) March 22, 2020
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