Celebration Quotation – January 22, 2016
Today’s quote – as you probably know – comes from Richard III:
The image is prom an advertisement for a production of the play, published in the mid-18th Century. The actor in the lithograph is Charles Kean (1811-1868). The eldest son of the celebrated actor Edmund Kean, he began his career at the age of 16 as a member of his father’s acting company. His productions of Shakespeare in the mid-19th century were noted for their “authenticity” – including elaborate, historically accurate costumes.
Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection