Celebration Quotation – February 9, 2016

Today’s quote is from Hamlet: The image is a color engraving of a portrait of the actor Joseph Shepherd Munden (1758-1832) in the role of Polonius, printed in 1823.  Munden – an actor-manager who worked both in London and provincial… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 8, 2016

Today’s quote is from The Merchant of Venice: The line – spoken by Portia in sizing up one of her suitors – doesn’t seem all that different from the way a woman today might dish to her girlfriend about a guy… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 7, 2016

Today’s quote is from Othello: The image is an engraving of a late 19th century painting by artist Solomon Alexander Hart (1806-1881).  Hart was the first Jewish member of London’s Royal Academy, and is considered to be one of the… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 6, 2016

Today’s quote comes from Antony and Cleopatra: The image is a photograph from the late 19th or early 20th century of actress Cora Urquhart Brown Potter (1857-1936) – an American socialite who left her husband and children for a life… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 5, 2016

Today’s quote comes from As You Like It: The image – an 1824 costume design for the character of Duke Senior – is by illustrator George Johann Scharf. Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection

Celebration Quotation – February 4, 2016

Today’s quote is from Much Ado About Nothing: The photo is of actress Ellen Terry in the role of Beatrice, taken in London 1882.  Terry – the child of an acting family – played her first professional role… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 3, 2016

Today’s quote come from a song in As You Like It: The image is an artist’s is from Songs of Shakespeare,  a book published in 1843 by the London Etching Club – an artists’ society that published illustrated editions of works… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 2, 2016

In honor of Ground Hog Day – a famous quote about shadows from that “Scottish play”: We think this 1889 drawing by artist Arthur Jule Goodman of Edwin Booth in the role of the Scottish king seems to… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 1, 2016

Today’s quote is from All’s Well That Ends Well: The line is spoken by a minor character – the Second Lord – but that’s one of the things we love about Shakespeare:  even his minor characters can have… Read More