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Slide set: Hamlet (story: Newton & Co., 32 slides, 1913-1925)

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Slide 3
Hamlet: A little more than kin, and less than kind
Slide 4**
King: 'Why, 'tis a loving and fair reply'
Slide 5**
Hamlet: 'O, that this too too solid flesh would melt'
Slide 6**
Hamlet: 'Sir, my good Friend; I'll change that name with you'
Slide 7**
Laertes: 'For Hamlet and the trifling of his favour'
Slide 8
Polonius: 'Yet here Laertes? Abroad, abroad, for shame'
Slide 9**
Ophelia: ''Tis my memory lock'd'
Slide 10
Polonius: 'Ay, springs to catch woodcocks I do know'
Slide 11**
Marcel: 'You shall not go, my lord'
Slide 12
Ophelia: 'Good my lord'
Slide 13**
Hamlet: 'If thou dost marry, I'll give thee this plague for a dowry'
Slide 14
Player King: 'Sweet, leave me here awhile'
Slide 15
Hamlet: 'No no, they do but jest'
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** there are alternative versions or views of this slide
Other related organisation

in stock of Newton & Co., 1925-1948 (item ref. AXB)

Main type of image
Main usage of set
Date of first manufacture
unknown  (earliest possible 1913, latest possible 1925)
People appearing in slides

BARNES, J.H.  (1850-1925) – slides 8, 10

ELLIOTT, Gertrude  (1874-1950) – slides 7-9, 12-13

FORBES-ROBERTSON, Sir Johnston  (1853-1937) – slides 3-6, 12-15

SCOTT-GATTY, Alex  (1876-1937) – slides 7-9


The slides show staged tableaux from a stage production of Hamlet, probably that at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London, in 1913, which was also the basis of a cinematograph film produced by the Hepworth company.

The production featured Johnston Forbes-Robertson as Hamlet, Gertrude Elliott as Ophelia, J.H. Barnes as Polonius, and (probably) Alex Scott-Gatty as Laertes.

Lucerna ID  3010436

Record created by Richard Crangle. Last updated 7 December 2023

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