Celebration Quotation – January 20, 2016

Today’s quote comes from Much Ado About Nothing:

"Speak low if you speak love." Much Ado About Nothing, Act II, Scene 1


The image is from a drawing by artist Samuel Begg of a production of the play at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London in 1905.  The actress playing Beatrice is Winifred Emery (1861-1924) ; the actor playing Don Pedro is Sydney “Bobbie” Brough (1868-1911).  Both actors were born to theatre families and had successful acting careers, through Brough’s was cut short when he died at the relatively young age of 43.  One of the things we love about this project is that we can honor these actors and their part of Shakespeare’s legacy by featuring them here.

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection