Celebration Quotation – January 11, 2016

Today’s quote comes from one of Shakespeare’s plays not often seen in performance – King Henry VIII: Why is the play so seldom done?  Some thinks that it is because the play is so uneven – it was written late… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 10, 2016

We couldn’t let the week pass without at least one quote from Romeo and Juliet: Lilian Adelaide Neilson (1847- 1880), was an English stage actress.  Born Elizabeth Ann Brown, she began her career in London at the age of 15,… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 9, 2016

Today’s quote comes from Othello, and features a photo we absolutely love: William Haviland (1860-1917) was a noted English actor who toured, Europe, America, and South Africa, appearing in numerous Shakespeare plays.  There are only bits and pieces… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 8. 2016

Today’s quote comes from Much Ado About Nothing.  The image is a drawing of Dame Ellen Terry (1848-1928), one of Britain’s most celebrated Shakespearean actresses.   Terry began acting as a child, and her career spanned nearly seven decades…. Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 7, 2016

Today’s quote comes from King Lear – it’s one of the many theatrical references in Shakespeare’s plays: The photo is of Edwin Forrest, a popular 19th Century American actor who was celebrated for his performances of leading roles… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 6, 2016

Today’s quote comes from The Merchant of Venice: The image is a drawing of Frances “Fanny” Kemble – a noted British actress and author, born in 1809.  She was also a staunch abolitionist, due in part to her marriage to… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 5, 2016

We’re celebrating Twelfth Night with a quote from Twelfth Night: So what is Twelfth Night?  It’s a Christian holiday – the end of the “Twelve Days of Christmas”  that marks the final evening of the Christmas season and the coming… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 4, 2016

Today’s quote comes from As You Like it – the image is of British actress Lillie Langtry in the role of Rosalind, taken some time in the late 19th Century.  Langtry was a celebrated performer and society beauty, whose… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 3, 2016

Free will or Fate?  It’s a common theme in Shakespeare’s works, as this quote from Julius Caesar demonstrates: The actor in the photo – Joseph Haworth, was hailed as the “Best Actor of Leading Roles on the American… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 2, 2016

The new year is upon us, and we like this quotation from Hamlet – even though Ophelia has already taken the express to crazy town when she says it, there’s truth in it, and maybe hope for something… Read More