Celebration Quotation – March 2, 2016
Today’s quote is from Love’s Labor’s Lost:
The line is spoken by Moth, who is perhaps the wittiest of Shakespeare’s boy characters. Shakespeare wrote a number of roles for boys. With an all-male company, where women’s roles were played by boys, it seems only practical that he would create parts for young actors to gain stage experience before tackling a larger, more complex role like Viola or Juliet.
We thought that this picture – despite being a bit stained and faded – is worth sharing: it’s a drawing by Thomas Nast (1840-1902.) Nast, a caricaturist and political cartoonist, is considered to be the “Father of the American Cartoon.”
Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection