Celebration Quotation – March 31, 2016

Today’s quote is from Richard III: This is a meaning line, spoken by Richard (still the Earl of Gloucester at this point in the play) to his precocious – and ill-fated – young nephew. The image is an… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 30, 2016

Today’s quote is from Twelfth Night: The actor in the photo is Creston Clarke (1865-1910). A member of the Booth theatrical family (he was the nephew of Edwin Booth and John Wilkes Booth), Clarke began his career in… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 29, 2016

Today’s quote is from Hamlet: The illustration is a costume design by artist/illustrator George Johann Scharf (1788-1860).  It is dated 1825.  Scarf was an illustrator and lithographer who made his career creating portraits of daily life in London in… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 28, 2016

Today’s quote is from Antony and Cleopatra: The image of Octavius Caesar, is a drawing by artist Sylvester Harding (1745-1809.)  It was published in 1775.  We we’re intrigued by a note on the print – “from a coin… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!  Today’s quote is from Hamlet: The actor in this engraved portrait (published in 1887) is Henry Irving (1838-1905).  Irving was one of the most celebrated actor-managers of the Victorian era, and the very first actor to ever… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 26, 2016

Today’s quote is from Cymbeline: The quote is actually from a song, which we have included in next month’s Shakespeare Celebration production.  The lyrics are lovely: Fear no more the heat o’ the sun,  Nor the furious winter’s rages; … Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 25, 2016

Today’s quote is from Hamlet: As this is Women’s History Month, we’ve chosen this image of another female Hamlet: Bessie Hatton does not have a Wikipedia page, but from what we uncovered on other websites, she should.  The… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 24, 2016

Today’s quote comes from King Lear: The engraving – of the scene from the play in which this line is spoken – is by English painter/miniaturist Henry Singleton (1766-1839).  Singleton’s works can be found in museums throughout the U.K –… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 23, 2016

Today’s quote is from Measure for Measure: The image is an engaging of a work by painter Henry Fuseli (1785-1825).  He was born in Switzerland, but eventually ended up spending much of his life in England.  The works… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 22, 2016

Today’s quote is from Julius Caesar:   Shakespeare frequently referenced the stage, actors, and acting in his plays.  This line seems particularly ironic: here is Cassius, vainly imagining how often the assassination of Caesar will be acted out… Read More