Celebration Quotation – February 19, 2016

Today’s quote is from Hamlet: The image is an 1892 portrait by artist Frederick Henry Townsend of Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree (1852-1917) as Hamlet.  Townsend was a well-known literary illustrator, who illustrated works in some of the most… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 18, 2016

Today’s quote comes from As You Like It: The image, by French artist Mathilde Odier, is a watercolor illustration of the play that from the book The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare (William Shakespeare), Accurately Printed from the Text of the… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 17, 2016

Today’s quote is from The Merchant of Venice: The image is a portrait by artist William Hatherall of actress Violet Vanbrugh (1867-1942) in a production of the play from the late 19th or early 20th century.    Her… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 16, 2016

Today’s quote is from Romeo and Juliet: The actor pictured is William Charles Macready (1793-1873) – from a portrait by artist Samuel DeWilde.  It was painted in 1810, when Macready (whose parents were also actors) made his theatrical debut in 1810, playing Romeo… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 15, 2016

Today’s quote comes from Measure for Measure: The image is a drawing by the artist John William’s Wright.  Shakespeare’s characters were among his favorite subjects. Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection

Celebration Quotation – February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Today’s quote – in case you didn’t know – is from Romeo and Juliet: This line is often misquoted – “a rose by any other name” – but word is the word printed in the… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 13, 2016

Today’s quote – from Much Ado About Nothing – is one of our favorites: The image is of a portrait (oil on canvas) created in 1864 by artist Thomas Sully (1783-1872).  Sully was born in England, but spent… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 12, 2016

Today’s quote comes from Julius Caesar – though the line is in reference to the character of Brutus: The image is an engraving of a drawing of actor-manager Charles Kemble (1775-1854).  A member of the famous Kemble acting… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 11, 2016

Today’s quote is from A Midsummer Night’s Dream: The photo is of actress Ada Rehan (1859-1916) in the role of Helena, taken around 1880 by photographer Napoleon Sarony.   We love the detail in her costume! Born in Ireland,… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 10, 2016

Today’s quote – from Henry IV Part I, is a line by one of Shakespeare’s most beloved characters: The image – an 1831 drawing of British actor William Dowton (1764-1851) as Falstaff is by artist Thomas Charles Wageman. Dowton… Read More