Celebration Quotation – March 11, 2016

Today’s quote comes from The Taming of the Shrew: The actress in the photo is Elsie Leslie (1881-1966).  Leslie was America’s first “child star” – she made her stage debut at the age of three, and was a… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 10, 2016

Today’s quote is from Hamlet:   This engraving (published in 1858) is of actor Henry Placide (1799-1870) in the role of Polonius.  Placide was an American actor best known for his comic roles. Although he did play a few… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 9, 2016

Today’s quote is from As You Like It: The image is a sketch by artist Louis John Rhead (1857-1926) published in an edition of Lamb’s Tales from Shakespeare in 1918. Rhead was born in England, but moved to… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 8, 2016

Today’s quote – one of our favorites – is from The Tempest: The image is an engraving of a painting that represents this scene from the play by artist Joseph Wright (1734-1797), also known as Joseph Wright of Derby.  The print was… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 7, 2016

Today’s post is from King Lear: Shakespeare’s fools are wonderful characters – they often say the wisest things, disguised as humor or nonsense. The image is a costume sketch for Lear’s Fool by artist John Seymour Lucas (1849-1923)…. Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 6, 2015

Today’s quote is from Measure for Measure: The image – representing the scene in which this line is spoken – is an engraving of a late 18th century work by painter Edward Edwards (1738-1806). Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 5, 2016

Today’s quote is from Hamlet: In honor of Women’s History Month, the image we’ve chosen is a drawing of the great Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) in the role of Hamlet, which she played  in productions in Paris, London, and… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 4, 2016

Today’s quote is from Julius Caesar – but if you are a Star Trek fan, you may recognize it as one of the lines spouted by Christopher Plummer’s  Shakespeare-spouting Klingon commander in the film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 3, 2016

Today’s quote is from The Tempest: We love this painting – a 19th century watercolor by German artist Johann Heinrich Ramberg (1763-1840). Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection

Celebration Quotation – March 2, 2016

Today’s quote is from Love’s Labor’s Lost: The line is spoken by Moth, who is perhaps the wittiest of Shakespeare’s boy characters.  Shakespeare wrote a number of roles for boys.  With an all-male company, where women’s roles were… Read More