Celebration Quotation – March 22, 2016

Today’s quote is from Julius Caesar:   Shakespeare frequently referenced the stage, actors, and acting in his plays.  This line seems particularly ironic: here is Cassius, vainly imagining how often the assassination of Caesar will be acted out… Read More

Celebration Quotation, March 15, 2016

As today is the “Ides of March”: The illustration of this scene from the play is by artist John Byam Liston Shaw (1872-1919) – Byam Shaw for short.  Shaw was a a painter, illustrator, and sometime scenic designer. This is another… Read More

Celebration Quotation – March 4, 2016

Today’s quote is from Julius Caesar – but if you are a Star Trek fan, you may recognize it as one of the lines spouted by Christopher Plummer’s  Shakespeare-spouting Klingon commander in the film Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country… Read More

Celebration Quotation – February 12, 2016

Today’s quote comes from Julius Caesar – though the line is in reference to the character of Brutus: The image is an engraving of a drawing of actor-manager Charles Kemble (1775-1854).  A member of the famous Kemble acting… Read More

Celebration Quotation – January 3, 2016

Free will or Fate?  It’s a common theme in Shakespeare’s works, as this quote from Julius Caesar demonstrates: The actor in the photo – Joseph Haworth, was hailed as the “Best Actor of Leading Roles on the American… Read More