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Tom Hiddleston Recites Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 For THE LOVE BOOK App

September 25
12:26 AM 2013

Tom Hiddleston Recites Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 For THE LOVE BOOK AppStage stalwart and rising screen superstar Tom Hiddleston recites one of Shakespeare's most romantic and alluring sonnets as part of a new web-based project called THE LOVE BOOK app.

"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day / Thou art more lovely and more temperate," Hiddleston sonorously delivers, evocatively giving voice to one of the Bard's most celebrated sonnets in the new clip recently released, originally recorded at Air Studios in London.

THE LOVE BOOK app is described as such: "The Love Book interactive app has a carefully curated selection of brilliant poems, quotes, short stories and love letters all inspired by that most noble (but troublesome) theme of love. Other readers on the app are Helena Bonham Carter, Damian Lewis, Helen McCrory and Gina Bellman.
The Love Book app is available worldwide, £1.99/$2.99."

Additionally, ten percent of the proceeds from the project will go to benefit the charity CHILDREN IN NEED.

Of note, at the start of next year, Tom Hiddleston's CORIOLANUS at the Donmar Warehouse will be filmed and broadcast as part of National Theatre Live on January 30, 2014. Hiddleston previously starred in Shakespeare's OTHELLO and CYMBELINE onstage, as well as in BBC's THE HOLLOW CROWN film series, portraying Prince Hal in HENRY IV Parts 1 and 2 as well as HENRY V, in addition to numerous other stage credits - Shakespeare and beyond - though he is perhaps best known for his work onscreen in Marvel franchise favorites THOR and THE AVENGERS.

More information on THE LOVE BOOK app is available at the official website here.

View Tom Hiddleston's performance of Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 from THE LOVE BOOK app below.

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