Celebration Quotation – April 23, 2016

Today is Shakespeare’s Birthday!  It’s also the 400th Anniversary of his death.  While we usually don’t publish a quote from the same play two days in a row, this quote from Hamlet is particularly fitting: The image is… 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 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 3, 2016

Today’s quote is from Hamlet: The graphic is a drawing of the character Polonius by French painter and illustrator Georges Clairin (1843-1919.) He was best known for his portraits of actress Sarah Bernhardt – the two were friends for… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 29, 2016

Today’s quote is from Hamlet: The illustration is a costume design by artist/illustrator George Johann Scharf (1788-1860).  It is dated 1825.  Scarf was an illustrator and lithographer who made his career creating portraits of daily life in London in… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 27, 2016

Happy Easter!  Today’s quote is from Hamlet: The actor in this engraved portrait (published in 1887) is Henry Irving (1838-1905).  Irving was one of the most celebrated actor-managers of the Victorian era, and the very first actor to ever… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 25, 2016

Today’s quote is from Hamlet: As this is Women’s History Month, we’ve chosen this image of another female Hamlet: Bessie Hatton does not have a Wikipedia page, but from what we uncovered on other websites, she should.  The… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 5, 2016

Today’s quote is from Hamlet: In honor of Women’s History Month, the image we’ve chosen is a drawing of the great Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923) in the role of Hamlet, which she played  in productions in Paris, London, and… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 19, 2016

Today’s quote is from Hamlet: The image is an 1892 portrait by artist Frederick Henry Townsend of Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree (1852-1917) as Hamlet.  Townsend was a well-known literary illustrator, who illustrated works in some of the most… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 9, 2016

Today’s quote is from Hamlet: The image is a color engraving of a portrait of the actor Joseph Shepherd Munden (1758-1832) in the role of Polonius, printed in 1823.  Munden – an actor-manager who worked both in London and provincial… Read More