Celebration Quotation – January 3, 2016

Free will or Fate?  It’s a common theme in Shakespeare’s works, as this quote from Julius Caesar demonstrates:

fault in our stars quote

The actor in the photo – Joseph Haworth, was hailed as the “Best Actor of Leading Roles on the American Stage” in the late 19th Century.  This (autographed) photo of him in the role of Cassius is dated 1893.

Theatre is so ephemeral – productions come and go, with so little left behind. We love uncovering these little bits of history of Shakespeare in performance from the  Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection – if you haven’t  explored the collection, it’s definitely worth a look!