Celebration Quotation – April 10, 2016

Today’s quote is from Romeo and Juliet:

"Is love a tender thing?It is too rough, too rude, too bois'trous, and it pricks like thorn." Romeo and Juliet, Act I, Scene 4

The image is a drawing of actor-manager Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson (1883-1987).  Forbes-Robertson was considered to be one of the best actors of his generation, and was particularly celebrated for his portrayal of Hamlet.  You can hear an audio clip of him performing Hamlet’s speech to the players here on YouTube.

The drawing – dated 1881 – is signed Matthew Stretch, but we were unable to find much information about the artist.

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection