Celebration Quotation – March 13, 2016

Today’s quote is from Timon of Athens:

"O the fierce wretchedness that glory brings us!" Timon of Athens, Act IV, Scene 2

The drawing is a rendering of a scene from the play by English artist Henry Corbould (1787-1844.)   Shakespeare’s Greek and Roman plays would have been of particular interest to Corbould – he spent much of his career making drawings of ancient marbles that British noblemen “rescued” (or plundered, depending on how you look at it) from ancient sites and brought home to England.

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection