Celebration Quotation – February 11, 2016

Today’s quote is from A Midsummer Night’s Dream:

"Things base and vile, holding no quantity, love can transpose to form and dignity." A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act I, Scene 1

The photo is of actress Ada Rehan (1859-1916) in the role of Helena, taken around 1880 by photographer Napoleon Sarony.   We love the detail in her costume!

Born in Ireland, Rehan came to the U.S. as a child, and began studying acting at the age of 14.  She  became one of the foremost actresses of the American stage, performing over 300 roles during the course of her career, which lasted more than 30 years.

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection