Celebration Quotation – April 24, 2016

Today’s quote is from The Merchant of Venice:

"The man that hath no music in himself, nor is not moved by concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, strategems, and spoils." The Merchant of Venice, Act V, Scene 1

The handsome actor in the role of Lorenzo has a fabulous stage name: Lark Taylor (1881-19460.) Born John Lark Taylor in Nashville, TN, he had a successful career as an actor, musician, and radio artist. Although we could not find a Wikipedia page for Taylor, he did leave quite a legacy of his career, bequeathing a huge collection of plays, songs, prompt scripts, correspondence, and other stage and radio memorabilia to the libraries of Peabody College and Vanderbilt University.  The Vanderbilt collection includes his autobiography, along with Taylor’s description of an eventful year he spent playing opposite the volatile John Barrymore in Hamlet.

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection


There are still a few tickets left for our 2:00 pm performance of A Shakespeare Celebration.  This is the last day for free tickets, but you still have four more chances to see the show: April 28-30 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, May 1.

Tickets are available at the door for all shows, but advance reservations are suggested, as seating is limited.  Free childcare is available at every performance.

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