Rehearsal photo gallery

  • The Tempest (2006) - Rehearsal photo gallery 1

    Director Rupert Goold talks to Joseph Alessi (Stephano) and Craig Gazey (Trinculo).

    Photograph by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • The Tempest (2006) - Rehearsal photo gallery 2

    Joseph Alessi and Craig Gazey, as Stephano and Trinculo, react to a harpy (Emma Jay Thomas).

    Photograph by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • The Tempest (2006) - Rehearsal photo gallery 3

    John Light, Joseph Alessi and Craig Gazey (Caliban, Stephano and Trinculo) rehearse fleeing after dressing up in Act 4 Scene 1.

    Photograph by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • The Tempest (2006) - Rehearsal photo gallery 4

    Craig Gazey (Trinculo) reacts as a harpy (Emma Jay Thomas) appears from a barrel.

    Photograph by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • The Tempest (2006) - Rehearsal photo gallery 5

    Act 4 Scene 1

    Trinculo What a wardrobe here is for thee!

    Craig Gazey (Trinculo) tries on robes for Act 4 Scene 1.

    Photograph by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • The Tempest (2006) - Rehearsal photo gallery 6

    Director Rupert Goold and, in the background, assistant director Steve Marmion.

    Photograph by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • The Tempest (2006) - Rehearsal photo gallery 7

    Act 2 Scene 2

    Stephano O brave monster! Lead the way.

    Joseph Alessi (Stephano) and John Light (Caliban). In the background is a wooden replica of the scenery - an ice slope and Caliban's boat.

    Photograph by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • The Tempest (2006) - Rehearsal photo gallery 8

    John Light (Caliban) silences Joseph Alessi (Stephano) while Patrick Stewart (Prospero) watches from behind the ice.

    Photograph by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • The Tempest (2006) - Rehearsal photo gallery 9

    Act 3 Scene 3

    Prospero Bravely the figure of this harpy hast thou perform'd, my Ariel.

    Patrick Stewart (Prospero) watches as Julian Bleach (Ariel) exits. Lords Edmund Kingsley and Ken Bones (Francisco and Antonio) are left with the sledge.

    Photograph by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • The Tempest (2006) - Rehearsal photo gallery 10

    Julian Bleach developed a strange physicality for Ariel - he moves, almost floating, slowly and deliberately, slightly hunched.

    Photograph by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • The Tempest (2006) - Rehearsal photo gallery 11

    Chris Jarman and John Hopkins (Adrian and Sebastian).

    Photograph by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • The Tempest (2006) - Rehearsal photo gallery 12

    John Light experiments with movement for Caliban. Here, he's trying out using his hands for walking. Walking on the knuckles gives Caliban an ape-like physicality. John's wearing wrist, elbow and knee guards for protection.

    Photograph by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • The Tempest (2006) - Rehearsal photo gallery 13

    Patrick Stewart (Prospero) and John Light (Caliban) in rehearsal.

    Photograph by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

  • The Tempest (2006) - Rehearsal photo gallery 14

    Act 5 Scene 1

    Prospero This thing of darkness! / Acknowledge mine.

    John Light (Caliban) and Patrick Stewart (Prospero) rehearse Act 5 Scene 1.

    Photograph by Ellie Kurttz © RSC

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