Celebration Quotation – March 21, 2016
Happy Monday! Today’s quote comes from Othello:
The actor in the photo is the great Edwin Booth (1833-1893) in the role of Iago. Booth was one of the most celebrated actor-managers of the day, best known for his productions of Shakespeare. He had to retire from the stage for a time after his younger brother – John Wilkes Booth – assassinated Abraham Lincoln. The elder Booth, a staunch Unionist who once saved the life of Lincoln’s son Robert, eventually overcame the infamy associated with the family name and was able to return to acting.
Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection