4. 4.Brothers In Arms.
A disguised Edgar challenges his illegitimate (and general bad-egg) brother, Edmund, to a duel at the climax of King Lear. A slew of bodies ensues.
Photo by Manuel Harlan © RSC.
6. 6.Down And Dirty.
Mortal enemies, Coriolanus and Tullus Aufidius get up close and personal in Coriolanus. As it turns out, Aufidius gets the upper hand and ends the play standing on top of Coriolanus’ corpse. Cheery.
Photo by Simon Annand © RSC.
8. 8.Femme Fatale.
One of history’s finest female warriors and martyrs, Joan of Arc was depicted somewhat differently in Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part I, here with her ‘fiends’ doing battle with Talbot. Girl power.
Photo by Ellie Kurttz © RSC.
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