Celebration Quotation – March 21, 2016

Happy Monday!  Today’s quote comes from Othello:

"How poor are they that have not patience! What would did ever heal but by degrees?" Othello, Act II, Scene 3

The actor in the photo is the great Edwin Booth (1833-1893) in the role of Iago.  Booth was one of the most celebrated actor-managers of the day, best known for his productions of Shakespeare.  He had to retire from the stage for a time after his younger brother – John Wilkes Booth – assassinated Abraham Lincoln. The elder  Booth,  a staunch Unionist who once saved the life of Lincoln’s son Robert, eventually overcame the infamy associated with the family name and was able to return to acting.

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection