Celebration Quotation – March 21, 2016

Happy Monday!  Today’s quote comes from Othello: The actor in the photo is the great Edwin Booth (1833-1893) in the role of Iago.  Booth was one of the most celebrated actor-managers of the day, best known for his… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 20, 2016

Happy First Day of Spring!  Today’s quote comes from a song in As You Like It: We love this wonderful watercolor of Touchstone and the young Pages singing together, hinted in the late 19th century by artist Hugh… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 19, 2016

Today’s quote is from The Merchant of Venice: The image – a painting of the scene from which this quote is taken – is an 1859 watercolor by British artist John Edmund Buckley (1824-1876).  We could not find much biographical… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 18, 2016

Today’s post is from Richard III: The image is a drawing of actor Richard Mansfield (1857-1907) in the role of Gloucester (later Richard III.)  Mansfield was an English actor-manager who found success both on the London stage and… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Today’s quote is from Henry IV, Part I:   The actor in the photo is John Lester Wallack (1820-1888) in the role of Prince Hal.  Wallace was born in America and educated in England…. Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 16, 2016

Today’s quote is from Sonnet 138 – which begins “When my love swears that she is made of truth, I do believe her though I know she she lies:” This begs the question: Do you always tell the… Read More

Celebration Quotation, March 15, 2016

As today is the “Ides of March”: The illustration of this scene from the play is by artist John Byam Liston Shaw (1872-1919) – Byam Shaw for short.  Shaw was a a painter, illustrator, and sometime scenic designer. This is another… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 14, 2016

Today’s quote is from Romeo and Juliet: Although the quote comes from a prior scene in the play with the Friar and Romeo, we think the advice his gives applies to both young lovers – and we love this… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 13, 2016

Today’s quote is from Timon of Athens: The drawing is a rendering of a scene from the play by English artist Henry Corbould (1787-1844.)   Shakespeare’s Greek and Roman plays would have been of particular interest to Corbould –… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 12, 2016

Today’s quote is from “The Scottish Play”: The drawing is a costume rendering by artist/writer Cyril Walter Hodges (1909-2004).  Hodges was an award-winning Illustrator of children’s literature.  He was also a leading authority on Elizabethan theatre and Shakespeare’s… Read More