EDWARD II


Piccadilly Marquee 1970

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Edward II
Make-up and costume parade (n.b. the long wig and beard lace before being trimmed back for performance.)
Photo by: Michael Peto Collection, University of Dundee

 

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Programme, Alexandra Theatre Birmingham
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Gaveston (James Laurenson) greets Edward (Ian McKellen)
"Embrace me, Gaveston, as I do thee",  I.1.140
Photo by: John Gilbert

 

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Ian McKellen and James Laurenson rehearse their kiss
Photo by: Michael Peto Collection, University of Dundee

 

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Edward II (Ian McKellen), Gaveston (James Laurenson), and Queen Isabella (Diane Fletcher)
"Away then, touch me not; come, Gaveston.", I.4.159
Photo by: Michael Peto Collection, University of Dundee
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Ian McKellen rehearsing as Edward II onstage at Assembly Hall, Edinburgh with Timothy West (Young Mortimer). (Note the flowered shirt and generous 1960s tie-knot)
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King Edward, Queen Isabella, and the mutinous Barons
Photo by: John Gilbert
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Ian McKellen (centre) as Marlowe's Edward II
Photo by: Michael Peto Collection, University of Dundee
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"Thus after many years of wrathful war
Triumpheth England's Edward with his friends." IV.3.1
 (Richard Morant, Colin Fisher, Luke Hardy, Ian McKellen, David Calder, Andrew Crawford)
Photo by: Michael Peto Collection, University of Dundee

 

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"Here, take my crown, the life of Edward too", V.1.57
Photo by: Michael Peto Collection, University of Dundee

 

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"Sweet Spencer, gentle Baldock, part we must", IV.6.94
Spencer (David Calder) and Baldock (David Strong) with Edward II (Ian McKellen) in Heath Abbey
Photo by: Michael Peto Collection, University of Dundee

 

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"Villain, I know thou com'st to murder me", V.5.41-44
Lightborn (Robert Eddison) and Edward (Ian McKellen)
Photo by: John Gilbert

 

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Lightborn (Robert Eddison) and Edward II (Ian McKellen)
"I feel a hell of grief. Where is my crown?" , V.5.89
Photo by: Michael Peto Collection, University of Dundee