Celebration Quotation – March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Today’s quote is from Henry IV, Part I:

"If all the world were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work." henry IV, Part I, Act I, Scene 2


The actor in the photo is John Lester Wallack (1820-1888) in the role of Prince Hal.  Wallace was born in America and educated in England.  he began his career on the London stage, but eventually returned to the U.S. and became a celebrated performer and successful theatre manager.  He was one of the founder’s of the Actors’ Fund of America.

The portrait is credited to artist/photographer Henry Ulke.

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection