Celebration Quotation – April 13, 2016

Today’s quote is from Henry VIII:

"I feel within me a peace above all earthly dignities; a still and quiet conscience." King Henry VIII, Act III, Scene 2

The actor pictured is Samuel Phelps (1804-1878).  Phelps was well-known for his work with Shakespeare – his most frequently performed role was Hamlet, but he was considered by many to be the finest King Lear of his generation.  This portrait of Phelps was painted by another great actor of his era: Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson. Phelps was his mentor.

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection