Celebration Quotation – April 22, 2016

In honor of Earth Day, an earthy quotation from Hamlet: The image is a portrait of John Howard Payne (1791-1852) in the role of Hamlet.  Payne was a fascinating fellow: he was born in America, but had much… Read More

Celebration Quotation – April 21, 2016

Today’s quote is from the “Scottish Play” – you know the one: The image is an engraving of actor Gustavus Vaughan Brooke (1818-1866).  Born in Ireland, Brooke found success on the stage in Ireland, England, and Australia. Image Source: Folger… Read More

Celebration Quotation – April 20, 2016

Today’s quote is from Hamlet: This gorgeous image is from an early 20th century painting by artist Charles A. Buchel (1872-1950).  Bushel was born in Germany, but moved to England as a child and studied painting at Britain’s Royal… Read More

Celebration Quotation – April 19, 2016

Today’s quote comes from Julius Caesar: This is Shakespeare’s way of saying “Seize the Day!” The actor pictured is Junius Brutus Booth (1796-1852).  Booth was born in England, but emigrated to the U.S. in 1821 and became one of… Read More

Celebration Quotation – April 18, 2016

Today’s quote is from Two Gentlemen of Verona: The image – an engraving of a drawing of Valentine (the character in the play who speaks this line) – is by British artist Henry Singleton (1766-1839.)  See more of his… Read More

Celebration Quotation – April 17, 2016

Today’s quote is from As You Like it: The actor in the photo is Margaret Anglin (1876-1958).  Born in Canada, Anglin found success on Broadway, toured the U.S. and Canada, and was considered to be one of the… Read More

Celebration Quotation – April 16, 2016

Today’s quote is from Julius Caesar: It’s amazing how many of Shakespeare’s lines have become common sayings.  Have you used this one when you heard something you didn’t quite understand? The image – of the character Casca having… Read More

Celebration Quotation – April 15, 2016

Today’s quote is from Hamlet: The actor in the photo is American actor Edwin Adams (1834-1877) in the role of Hamlet .  Adams was best known for playing light comedy, though as a member of Edwin Booth’s touring… Read More

Celebration Quotation – April 14, 2016

Today’s quote is from Measure for Measure: The engraving – an illustration of the scene from which this quote is taken – is by artist Robert Smirke (1753-1845.)  Smirks specialized in illustrations for subjects from literature, particularly Shakespeare. View more… Read More

Celebration Quotation – April 13, 2016

Today’s quote is from Henry VIII: The actor pictured is Samuel Phelps (1804-1878).  Phelps was well-known for his work with Shakespeare – his most frequently performed role was Hamlet, but he was considered by many to be the… Read More