Rehearsal photos

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    King Lear in rehearsal

    Director David Farr talks to the group.

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

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    King Lear in rehearsal

    Actors Sophie Russell and Hannah Young taking a break during rehearsals.

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

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    King Lear in rehearsal

    John Mackay (playing Albany) in rehearsal.

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

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    King Lear in rehearsal

    Actor Greg Hicks (facing camera) with director David Farr.

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

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    King Lear in rehearsal

    Rehearsing Act 1 Scene 1, where Lear decides how to divide his kingdom between his three daughters.
    Samantha Young (kneeling, Cordelia) with Clarence Smith (left, Cornwall) and John Mackay (centre, Albany).

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

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    King Lear in rehearsal

    Rehearsing Act 1 Scene 1, where Lear decides how to divide his kingdom between his three daughters.
    Kelly Hunter (seated, Goneril) with Samantha Young (kneeling, Cordelia) and John Mackay (standing, Albany).
    In the finished production, Goneril wears a long dress in a heavy fabric so Kelly is wearing a rehearsal skirt over her trousers to experience how wearing a long gown will change her movements.

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

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    King Lear in rehearsal

    Rehearsing Act 1 Scene 1, where Lear decides how to divide his kingdom between his three daughters.
    To aid his development of Lear's movements, Greg Hicks (Lear) sits on a rehearsal throne and wears a thick heavy cloak.
    Behind him are Sandy Neilson, James Tucker and James Gale (playing Lear's knights).

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

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    King Lear in rehearsal

    Rehearsing Act 1 Scene 1, where Lear decides how to divide his kingdom between his three daughters.
    Greg Hicks (Lear) rehearses with Samantha Young (Cordelia).
    During rehearsals, the Deputy Stage Manager lists any props or costume items requested by the director which are sent to the rehearsal room from our stores by the RSC Props and Hire Wardrobe teams.
    Lear's cloak and Cordelia's crown seen in this photograph will have been chosen by the actors from a selection sent from the stores. Rehearsing with a few key items of costume helps the actors develop their characters.

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

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    King Lear in rehearsal

    Darrell D'Silva (playing Kent) in rehearsal.

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

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    King Lear in rehearsal

    Greg Hicks (Lear) and Darrell D'Silva (background, Kent).

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

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    King Lear in rehearsal

    Rehearsing Act 1 Scene 1, where Lear decides how to divide his kingdom between his three daughters.
    Greg Hicks (Lear) and Kelly Hunter (Goneril).

    Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

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