Celebration Quotation – May 1, 2016

Today’s quote is from The Tempest:

"Our revels now are ended." The Tempest, Act IV, Scene i

Our revels are ended indeed – today marks the final performance of our Shakespeare Celebration production.  It’s also the final day of our Shakespeare Celebration daily quotations project.

Since January 1, we have posted 121 quotes from Shakespeare, accompanied by images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s digital collection. It has been a wonderful project – an exploration of theatre history, art history, and Shakespeare “Geekery” – and we have thoroughly enjoyed sharing it.  Although we haven’t completely exhausted the wealth of quotations available, or images to go with them, we are moving on to other challenges. However, as #Shakespeare400 celebrations are continuing around the world throughout this year, we may occasionally post an additional quotation of two, just for fun, particularly when we have other Shakespeare-related projects in the works.  Stay tuned!

This drawing of Prospero is by artist Henry Courtney Selous (1803-1890).  See more of his work at ArtUK.org.  If you haven’t visited this website before, it’s worth the time to browse through its fabulous collection of art – not as good as seeing it in a museum, but a great way to spend a rainy afternoon, nonetheless!

By the way, if you’d like to hear the entire speech this quote is taken from, come see our show today!

Image Source: Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection


Online sales for today’s performance of A Shakespeare Celebration have ended, but there will still be tickets available at the door.  Mention this post when when you purchase your ticket and receive $5 off!