Photo gallery

  • The Tempest (1993) - Photo gallery 1

    Act 1 Scene 2

    Prospero Of whence I am, nor that I am more better / Than Prospero, master of a full poor cell,

    Prospero (Alec McCowan) in his magic cloak.

    Photo by Reg Wilson © RSC

  • The Tempest (1993) - Photo gallery 2

    Act 1 Scene 2

    Prospero Thy mother was a piece of virtue, and she said thou wast my daughter.

    Prospero (Alec McCowan) tells Miranda (Sarah Woodward) about her background.

    Photo by Reg Wilson © RSC

  • The Tempest (1993) - Photo gallery 3

    Act 1 Scene 2

    Ariel All hail, great master! grave sir, hail! I come / To answer thy best pleasure

    Ariel (Simon Russell Beale) enters for the first time.

    Photo by Reg Wilson © RSC

  • The Tempest (1993) - Photo gallery 4

    Act 1 Scene 2

    Prospero Dost thou forget from what a torment I did free thee?

    Prospero (Alec McCowan) talks with Ariel (Simon Russell Beale) and reminds him of the past.

    Photo by Reg Wilson © RSC

  • The Tempest (1993) - Photo gallery 5

    Act 1 Scene 2

    Prospero Thou poisonous slave, got by the devil himself
    Upon thy wicked dam, come forth!

    Prospero (Alec McCowan) summons Caliban (David Troughton). In this production, Caliban emerges from a basket.

    Photo by Reg Wilson © RSC

  • The Tempest (1993) - Photo gallery 6

    Act 1 Scene 2

    Prospero For this, be sure, to-night thou shalt have cramps,
    Side-stitches that shall pen thy breath up

    Prospero (Alec McCowan) promises to punish the insubordinate Caliban (David Troughton).

    Photo by Reg Wilson © RSC

  • The Tempest (1993) - Photo gallery 7

    Act 1 Scene 2

    Caliban O ho, O ho! would't had been done!
    Thou didst prevent me; I had peopled else
    This isle with Calibans.

    Prospero (Alec McCowan) reminds Caliban (David Troughton) that he was prevented from attacking Miranda (Sarah Woodward).

    Photo by Reg Wilson © RSC

  • The Tempest (1993) - Photo gallery 8

    Act 2 Scene 1

    Gonzalo How lush and lusty the grass looks! how green!

    Ariel (Simon Russell Beale, background left) watches Gonzalo (Clifford Rose), Francisco (Richard Clothier), Alonso (Paul Greenwood) and Adrian (David Birrell) as they discuss the environment of the island.

    Photo by Reg Wilson © RSC

  • The Tempest (1993) - Photo gallery 9

    Act 2 Scene 1

    Antonio ... spirits are nimble. / They fell together all, as by consent...
    ... me thinks I see it in thy face,
    What thou shouldst be: the occasion speaks thee, and
    My strong imagination sees a crown
    Dropping upon thy head.

    Antonio (James Hayes) and Sebastian (Christopher Hunter) plot to kill Alonso (Paul Greenwood) who lies asleep on the floor.

    Photo by Reg Wilson © RSC

  • The Tempest (1993) - Photo gallery 10

    Act 2 Scene 2

    Stephano Open your mouth: this will shake your shaking, I can tell you.

    Stephano (Mark Lockyer) arrives drunk and feeds Caliban (David Troughton) some alcohol.

    Photo by Reg Wilson © RSC

  • The Tempest (1993) - Photo gallery 11

    Act 2 Scene 2

    Caliban I'll show thee every fertile inch o' th' island;
    And I will kiss thy foot: I prithee, be my god.

    Stephano (Mark Lockyer) and Trinculo (David Bradley) have fed Caliban (David Troughton) with alcohol, Caliban excitedly promises to show them the island.

    Photo by Reg Wilson © RSC

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