Jeremy Irons, who just came out with the audiobook “The Poems of T.S. Eliot,” told fans they could fall asleep at a recent reading.
He admitted he sometimes falls asleep to poetry, and ahead of reading Eliot’s “Four Quartets” at the 92nd Street Y — on the same stage Eliot himself read it in 1950 — we hear Irons told guests, including Glenn Close, Laurence Fishburne and Melissa Errico, it would be perfectly OK if they or their neighbor “nodded off.”
A guest said, “He promised there would be a line or two that would jolt them awake.”
He also added, “I’m going to teach you something tonight.”