Celebration Quotation – January, 31, 2016

Today’s quote comes from Romeo and Juliet: The photo – by William Byron – comes from a1903 production of the play by Liebler and Co. –  one of the major American theatre producing organizations in the early 20th century…. Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 30, 2016

Today’s quote is from Timon of Athens: Timon is one of those “problem” plays that make it one of the least often produced in the canon – with unexplained plot developments, characters that seem to be there for… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 29, 2016

Today’s quote comes from Act II, Scene 5 of All’s Well That Ends Well: The image is an engraving of this scene from the play, painted by Thomas Stothard; printed by Charles Turner Warren,  c. 1805.  We love discovering these… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 28, 2016

Today’s quote comes from a song in Twelfth Night: We adore this sweet portrait – a drawing by George Grenville Manton of an outdoor performance of the play in the late 19th or early 20th century.  Of the actor playing Feste… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 27, 2016

Today’s quote comes from one of our favorite sonnets: Sonnet 18 The image is from a painting on a signboard from the late 1600’s/early 1700’s – the artist is unknown, but the work is very similar to the… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 26, 2016

Today’s quote is from The Merchant of Venice: The image – another artist’s gorgeous rendition of characters from Shakespeare, is an oil painting by Friedrich Brockmann, painted in 1809. Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection

Celebration Quotation – January 25, 2016

Today’s quote is from The Taming of the Shrew: The line is actually spoken by Tranio, but it certainly applies to many relationships, including the marriage of Kate and Petruchio, who do “strive mightily’ before their happy ending…. Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 24, 2016

Today’s quote comes not from a play, but from Shakespeare’s poetry:   The Passionate Pilgrim is a collection of 20 poems.  Unlike the plays, the book was actually published during Shakespeare’s lifetime (around 1599), although scholars are still… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 23, 2016

Today’s quote comes from The Merry Wives of Windsor:   We love this photo – the actress pictured is Anne Hartley Gilbert (1821-1904), who had a successful acting career in England and America that spanned more than 50 years…. Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 22, 2016

Today’s quote – as you probably know – comes from Richard III: The image is prom an advertisement for a production of the play, published in the mid-18th Century.  The actor in the lithograph is Charles Kean (1811-1868)…. Read More