Celebration Quotation – February 29, 2016

Happy Leap Year Day!  Here’s a quote from Cymbeline: The photograph is of American actress Viola Allen (1867-1948) in the role of Imogen, taken in the early 20th century.  Allen – whose parents were both actors – made… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 28, 2016

Another rather famous quote today, this time from Twelfth Night: We love this watercolor portrait, created in the early 20th century by artist Henry James Haley. Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection

Celebration Quotation – February 27, 2016

Today’s quote is from King Lear:   This is one of those lines that still rings true, even today. The image is an 1855 portrait of American actor William Maybury Fleming (1817-1866)  in the role of Edgar. Fleming –… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 26, 2016

Today’s quote comes from The Taming of the Shrew: The image is a costume portrait from a mid-18th Century production in Vienna, Austria.   Although we could find very little background on the artist  – Johann Christian Schoeller –… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 25, 2016

Today’s quote is from Measure for Measure: This quote seems particularly timely – there are certainly a few political candidates who fit this description! The image is portrait of British actress Mary Ann Yates (1728-1787) in the role of Isabella, published… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 24, 2016

Today’s quote is from the famous courtroom scene in The Merchant of Venice: The illustration is a portrait by an unknown artist of actor-manager Charles Kemble (1775-1854) in the role of Bassanio in an 1827 production of the… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 23, 2016

Today’s quote comes from the famous “balcony scene” in Romeo and Juliet: The photo is of American actress Maude Adams (1872-1953) as Juliet in an 1899 production of the play.  Adams, whose mother was an actress, first appeared… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 22, 2016

Today’s quote comes from  Sonnet 116: The sonnet was first published in 1609, but the concepts are timeless.  As this is one of our favorite sonnets, here’s the entire text: Let me not to the marriage of true… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 21, 2016

Today’s quote is from King Lear: The image – a gorgeous costume rendering for the character of Albany – was created for a late 19th century production of Lear by John Seymour Lucas (1949-1923)- a renowned portrait artist and theatrical costume… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 20, 2016

Today’s quote – a favorite on t-shirts – comes from Henry VI Part II. The line is spoken a minor character – Dick the Butcher – a member of a gang led by Jack cade, a pretender to the… Read More