Celebration Quotation – January 21, 2016

Today’s quote comes from Henry VIII:   The image, an engraving of a painting entitled “The Condemnation of Anne Boleyn” is attributed to artist Robert Smirke, engraved by Francis Kearney in the early 19th century.  Although Shakespeare’s play does not depict… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 20, 2016

Today’s quote comes from Much Ado About Nothing:   The image is from a drawing by artist Samuel Begg of a production of the play at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London in 1905.  The actress playing Beatrice is Winifred… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 19, 2016

Today’s quote comes from Measure for Measure: The image is Sarah Siddons – one of the most famous actresses of the 18th Century.  She was best known for her tragic roles, and highly celebrated in British society.  This… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 18, 2016

Today, in honor of Martin Luther King Day, our quote features an another African-American trailblazer: Ira Aldridge. Actor Ira Frederick Aldridge (1860-1867) was born in New York City, but spent much of his career overseas.  He was the… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 17, 2016

Today’s quote comes from Twelfth Night: The drawing is of British actress Elizabeth Farren (1759-1829.)  Born in Ireland, Farren was a celebrated actress of the London stage, well-known for playing Shakespeare as well as great comic parts in… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 16, 2016

Today’s quote is from Richard III – a line spoken by Richard’s mother, the Duchess of York:   The image is an early 19th Century illustration of the play by French artist Louis Boulanger (1806-1867.) Shakespeare may have… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 15, 2016

Today’s quote comes from Timon of Athens: When we can’t find a great image of a particular character or moment in a play to go along with these quotations, we look instead for an interesting portrait of the… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 14, 2016

Today’s quote is a piece of good advice from a parent to a child – the Countess in All’s Well That Ends Well: The drawing, from the mid-19th century is from a group of renderings of scenes from the… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 13, 2016

Today’s quote is from Hamlet: The actor in the photo (in case you didn’t know) is the great John Barrymore (1882-1942.) The Barrymore family is one of America’s greatest acting dynasties.  John Barrymore’s grandfather and parents were both stage actors;… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 12, 2016

Today’s quote comes from one of our favorite comedies – A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The actor in the photo is Sir Frank Robert Benson (1858-1939) – a British actor manager – in the role of Lysander.  The photo was taken in… Read More