Photo gallery

  • Hamlet (2006) Photo gallery 1

    Act 1 Scene 2

    Claudius Our sometime sister, now our queen, the imperial jointress of this war-like state.

    Gertrude (Dorothy Ann Gould) listens while Claudius (John Kani) speaks to the court.

    Photo by Suzanne Worthington © RSC

  • Hamlet (2006) Photo gallery 2

    Act 1 Scene 4

    Hamlet It will not speak; then, will I follow it.

    Hamlet (Vaneshran Arumugam) and Horatio (Adam Neill) see the ghost (John Kani) appear.

    Photo by Suzanne Worthington © RSC

  • Hamlet (2006) Photo gallery 3

    Act 1 Scene 5&

    Ghost Revenge this foul and most unnatural murder.

    The Ghost (John Kani) tells Hamlet (Vaneshran Arumugam) that he was murdered by his brother, Claudius, and he wants Hamlet to avenge his death.

    Photo by Suzanne Worthington © RSC

  • Hamlet (2006) Photo gallery 4

    Act 2 Scene 2

    Hamlet Dost thou hear me, old friend: can you play the Murder of Gonzago?

    Out of hearing of Rosencrantz (Marcel Meyer) and Guildenstern (Nicholas Pauling) Hamlet (Vaneshran Arumugam) asks the First Player (Tauriq Jenkins) to perform a play, with some lines of his own lines added.

    Photo by Suzanne Worthington © RSC

  • Hamlet (2006) Photo gallery 5

    Act 3 Scene 1

    Hamlet To die, to sleep; To sleep: perchance to dream; ay, there's the rub.

    Hamlet (Vaneshran Arumugam) delivers Hamlet's famous soliloquy while performing slow t'ai chi style moves. The slow meditative martial art mirrors Hamlet's reasoned reflection on the advantages and disadvantages of existence.

    Photo by Suzanne Worthington © RSC

  • Hamlet (2006) Photo gallery 6

    Act 3 Scene 1

    Ophelia I have rememberances of yours, That I have longed long to re-deliver; I pray you now receive them.

    Ophelia (Roshina Ratnam) tries to return letters to Hamlet (Vaneshran Arumugam).

    Photo by Suzanne Worthington © RSC

  • Hamlet (2006) Photo gallery 7

    Act 3 Scene 2

    Hamlet You shall see anon how the murderer gets the love of Gonzago's wife.

    The Players (Adrian Collins as the King and Mbulelo Grootboom as Lucianus) perform for Claudius (John Kani) and Gertrude (Dorothy Ann Gould).

    Photo by Suzanne Worthington © RSC

  • Hamlet (2006) Photo gallery 8

    Act 3 Scene 2

    Hamlet Do you see yonder cloud that's almost in shape of a camel?

    After the play, Polonius (Royston Stoffels) asks Hamlet (Vaneshran Arumugam) to go to his mother. Distracting him, Hamlet makes suggestions about shapes in the clouds. Polonius agrees with everything he says.

    Photo by Suzanne Worthington © RSC

  • Hamlet (2006) Photo gallery 9

    Act 3 Scene 3

    Hamlet And now I'll do't: and so he goes to heaven; And so am I reveng'd.

    Hamlet (Vaneshran Arumugam) enters while Claudius (John Kani) is praying, with the intention of killing him. But since Claudius is praying, he decides now isn't the right time to do it.

    Photo by Suzanne Worthington © RSC

  • Hamlet (2006) Photo gallery 10

    Act 3 Scene 4

    Hamlet A bloody deed! Almost as bad, good mother, as kill a king, and marry with his brother.

    Hamlet (Vaneshran Arumugam) visits his mother Gertrude (Dorothy Ann Gould) in her bedroom. Polonius (Royston Stoffels) hides behind a panel to eavesdrop (top left of photo). Mistaking him for Claudius, Hamlet stabs him.

    Photo by Suzanne Worthington © RSC

  • Hamlet (2006) Photo gallery 11

    Act 3 Scene 4

    Hamlet I must be cruel only to be kind: Thus bad begins and worse remains behind.

    Hamlet (Vaneshran Arumugam) tells Gertrude (Dorothy Ann Gould) he regrets killing Polonius but he believes he had to do it.

    Photo by Suzanne Worthington © RSC

  • Hamlet (2006) Photo gallery 12

    Act 5 Scene 1

    Gravedigger It was the very day that young Hamlet was born; he that is mad, and sent into England.

    The Gravedigger (Royston Stoffels) talks to but does not recognise Hamlet (Vaneshran Arumugam).

    Photo by Suzanne Worthington © RSC

  • Hamlet (2006) Photo gallery 13

    Act 5 Scene 2

    Hamlet Horatio, I am dead; Thou liv'st; report meand my cause aright to the unsatisfied.

    Horatio (Adam Neill) supports Hamlet (Vaneshran Arumugam) who dies after he is wounded by Laertes.

    Photo by Suzanne Worthington © RSC

  • Hamlet (2006) Photo gallery 14

    Act 5 Scene 2

    Fortinbras Let four captains bear Hamlet, like a soldier, to the stage; For he was likely, had he been put on, To have prov'd most royally.

    Just before he dies, Hamlet announces that he wishes Fortinbras to be king of Denmark. Fortinbras (Mbulelo Grootboom) then arrives, pays tribute to Hamlet and arranges a suitable funeral.

    Photo by Suzanne Worthington © RSC

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