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Director Rupert Goold talks to Joseph Alessi (Stephano) and Craig Gazey (Trinculo).
Photograph by Ellie Kurttz © RSC
Joseph Alessi and Craig Gazey, as Stephano and Trinculo, react to a harpy (Emma Jay Thomas).Photograph by Ellie Kurttz © RSC
John Light, Joseph Alessi and Craig Gazey (Caliban, Stephano and Trinculo) rehearse fleeing after dressing up in Act 4 Scene 1.
Craig Gazey (Trinculo) reacts as a harpy (Emma Jay Thomas) appears from a barrel.
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
Director Rupert Goold and, in the background, assistant director Steve Marmion.
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.
John Light (Caliban) silences Joseph Alessi (Stephano) while Patrick Stewart (Prospero) watches from behind the ice.Photograph by Ellie Kurttz © RSC
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.
Julian Bleach developed a strange physicality for Ariel - he moves, almost floating, slowly and deliberately, slightly hunched.
Chris Jarman and John Hopkins (Adrian and Sebastian).
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.
Patrick Stewart (Prospero) and John Light (Caliban) in rehearsal.
Act 5 Scene 1
Prospero This thing of darkness! / Acknowledge mine.
John Light (Caliban) and Patrick Stewart (Prospero) rehearse Act 5 Scene 1.
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