Celebration Quotation – January 22, 2016

Today’s quote – as you probably know – comes from Richard III:

"A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!" Richard III, Act V, Scene 4

The image is prom an advertisement for a production of the play, published in the mid-18th Century.  The actor in the lithograph is Charles Kean (1811-1868).  The eldest son of the celebrated actor Edmund Kean, he began his career at the age of 16 as a member of his father’s acting company.  His productions of Shakespeare in the mid-19th century were noted for their “authenticity” – including elaborate, historically accurate costumes.

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection