Celebration Quotation – April 24, 2016

Today’s quote is from The Merchant of Venice: 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… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 19, 2016

Today’s quote is from The Merchant of Venice: The image – a painting of the scene from which this quote is taken – is an 1859 watercolor by British artist John Edmund Buckley (1824-1876).  We could not find much biographical… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 24, 2016

Today’s quote is from the famous courtroom scene in The Merchant of Venice: The illustration is a portrait by an unknown artist of actor-manager Charles Kemble (1775-1854) in the role of Bassanio in an 1827 production of the… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 17, 2016

Today’s quote is from The Merchant of Venice: The image is a portrait by artist William Hatherall of actress Violet Vanbrugh (1867-1942) in a production of the play from the late 19th or early 20th century.    Her… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 26, 2016

Today’s quote is from The Merchant of Venice: The image – another artist’s gorgeous rendition of characters from Shakespeare, is an oil painting by Friedrich Brockmann, painted in 1809. Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection

Celebration Quotation – January 6, 2016

Today’s quote comes from The Merchant of Venice: The image is a drawing of Frances “Fanny” Kemble – a noted British actress and author, born in 1809.  She was also a staunch abolitionist, due in part to her marriage to… Read More