Celebration Quotation – April 10, 2016

Today’s quote is from Romeo and Juliet: The image is a drawing of actor-manager Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson (1883-1987).  Forbes-Robertson was considered to be one of the best actors of his generation, and was particularly celebrated for his portrayal… Read More

Celebration Quotation – April 9, 2016

Today’s quote is from Measure for Measure: We love this line – nothing kills an enterprise more quickly than doubt.  How many brilliant inventions have never seen the light of day because the creator didn’t believe in himself… Read More

Celebration Quotation – April 8, 2016

Today’s quote is from Henry V: Though we appreciate the sentiment in the line, we’re not sure we agree. Shakespeare himself was not a man of few words – for which we are truly thankful! The portrait of Shakespeare… Read More

Celebration Quotation – April 7, 2016

Today’s quote is from King Lear: The image comes with a bit of a mystery: this drawing (dated 1881) is signed “Smythson” – but the Folger Library could not provide any additional information on the artist – even… Read More

Celebration Quotation – April 6, 2016

Today’s quote is from Antony & Cleopatra: The artwork is an engraving of a painting by British artist and illustrator Henry Warren (1794-1879).  Warren was a member – and for many years president – of Britain’s Royal Institute… Read More

Celebration Quotation – April 5, 2016

Today’s quote is from the “Scottish play”: The image is an engraving of a portrait of actor William Charles Macready (1793-1873) – named after his father (who was also an actor) the younger Macready eclipsed his father’s fame,… Read More

Celebration Quotation – April 4, 2016

Today’s quote is from Henry IV, Part I: The actor in the photo is William Waller Lewis (1860-1915) – a British actor-manager who went by the stage name Lewis Waller.  Waller specialized in playing Shakespeare, but he also… Read More

Celebration Quotation – April 3, 2016

Today’s quote is from Hamlet: The graphic is a drawing of the character Polonius by French painter and illustrator Georges Clairin (1843-1919.) He was best known for his portraits of actress Sarah Bernhardt – the two were friends for… Read More

Celebration Quotation – April 2, 2016

Today’s quotation is from The Two Gentlemen of Verona: The drawing is a costume rendering by Walford Graham Robertson (1866-1948).  Robertson was a painter, illustrator, and costume designer who designed for theatre royalty including Ellen Terry and Sarah Bernhardt…. Read More

Celebration Quotation – April 1, 2016

In honor of April Fool’s Day, a quote from a not-so-foolish Fool in Twelfth Night: We love this image, but the artist, alas, was unidentified. Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection