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Actors are reading sonnets to us online to soothe our isolation anxieties.

Emily Temple

March 20, 2020, 11:39am

This week, actor Michael Gaston started #readasonnet, challenging his friends and colleagues directly to share sonnets with the world. Now actors are performing sonnets (and not just by William Shakespeare) in their homes and putting them online to soothe us all in our isolation. (Gaston is also reading Roald Dahl’s The BFG aloud, in installments, if you’d like to tune in.)

Here are some of my favorite sonnets so far:

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