Celebration Quotation – April 25, 2016

As we wind down our final week of not Shakespeare Celebration project (our last post will be May 1), here’s a quote from King Lear: The image is a portrait of the great actor manager Sir Henry Irving (1838-1905) in the… Read More

Celebration Quotation – April 7, 2016

Today’s quote is from King Lear: The image comes with a bit of a mystery: this drawing (dated 1881) is signed “Smythson” – but the Folger Library could not provide any additional information on the artist – even… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 24, 2016

Today’s quote comes from King Lear: The engraving – of the scene from the play in which this line is spoken – is by English painter/miniaturist Henry Singleton (1766-1839).  Singleton’s works can be found in museums throughout the U.K –… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 7, 2016

Today’s post is from King Lear: Shakespeare’s fools are wonderful characters – they often say the wisest things, disguised as humor or nonsense. The image is a costume sketch for Lear’s Fool by artist John Seymour Lucas (1849-1923)…. Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 27, 2016

Today’s quote is from King Lear:   This is one of those lines that still rings true, even today. The image is an 1855 portrait of American actor William Maybury Fleming (1817-1866)  in the role of Edgar. Fleming –… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 21, 2016

Today’s quote is from King Lear: The image – a gorgeous costume rendering for the character of Albany – was created for a late 19th century production of Lear by John Seymour Lucas (1949-1923)- a renowned portrait artist and theatrical costume… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 7, 2016

Today’s quote comes from King Lear – it’s one of the many theatrical references in Shakespeare’s plays: The photo is of Edwin Forrest, a popular 19th Century American actor who was celebrated for his performances of leading roles… Read More