Patrick Stewart liest das Sonett 91 von Shakespeare

This sonnet struck me as an example of how Shakespeare's writing can sometimes sound extraordinarily contemporary, as if he wrote it yesterday. Here we go, Sonnet 91. #ASonnetADay

Gepostet von Patrick Stewart am Donnerstag, 23. Juli 2020

Der britische Schauspieler Patrick Stewart liest zur Zeit jeden Tag auf Facebook ein Sonnett von Shakespeare vor, #ASonnetADay. Heute, ein zeitloses, wie er sagt. Hier der Originaltext:

Sonnet XCI

Q1 Some glory in their birth, some in their skill,
Some in their wealth, some in their body’s force;
Some in their garments, though new-fangled ill;
Some in their hawks and hounds, some in their horse;
Q2 And every humour hath his adjunct pleasure,
Wherein it finds a joy above the rest:
But these particulars are not my measure;
All these I better in one general best.
Q3 Thy love is better than high birth to me,
Richer than wealth, prouder than garments’ cost,
Of more delight than hawks or horses be;
And having thee, of all men’s pride I boast:
C Wretched in this alone, that thou mayst take
All this away and me most wretched make.

Pooler, C[harles] Knox, ed. (1918). The Works of Shakespeare: Sonnets The Arden Shakespeare [1st series]. London: Methuen & Company.

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