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"We will descend and fold him in our arms" I.3.54
Photo by: John Gilbert
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"The ripest fruit first falls, and so doth he" (II.1.153)
Photo by: © Michael Peto Collection, University of Dundee

I.3.54
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"For God's sake let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the deaths of kings" (III.2.155)
Richard 2, returning from the Irish rebellion, is in his fighting armour.
Photo by: © Michael Peto Collection, University of Dundee

 

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                             " — for within the hollow crown
             That rounds the mortal temples of a King
Keeps Death his court" (III.2.160)
 Bishop (Andrew Crawford), Richard 2 (Ian McKellen), Salisbury (Richard Morant)
Photo by: © Michael Peto Collection, University of Dundee

"How can you say to me I am King?" (III.2.177)

III.2.160

"We are amazed" (III.3.71)

"Swell'st thou, proud heart? I'll give thee scope to beat." (III.3.139)
Richard 2 (Ian McKellen), Aumerle (Terence Wilton)

"Was this the face that faced so many, and was at last outfaced by Bolingbroke?"
 

Richard II (Ian McKellen) and his Queen, Isabel (Lucy Fleming)
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Richard 2 in Act 2 armour, sketched at Assembly Hall, Edinburgh.
 

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Programme Cover, 1968
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Hewison’s cartoon for Punch, 1969
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Timothy West (Bolingbroke), Robert Eddison (York) with Ian McKellen (Richard 2)
Unpublished drawing by Donald Green

 


"The Scotsman" 27 August 1969
by Coia
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Telegram from John Gielgud, 27 August 1969

Costume parade at Donmar Studio (now Donmar Theatre), 1969

 

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