The Royal Shakespeare Company has made its image archive available online, adding another resource for PowerPoint and Word users.
The pictures go back 80 years of the company’s history and features images from (now) famous names like Sir Patrick Stewart, Dame Judy Dench and many more.
Beyond the stage
You could certainly use the images for projects about the Bard, his plays or theatre in general.
We thought the images could be used for a much wider range of topics. As something different from the way too familiar images from the same sources.
This image could be captioned ‘Bewildered customer’
Sir Antony Sher as King Lear 2016 – Photo by Ellie Kurttz (c) RSC
“Ain’t Love Grand”
Alex Jennings and Felicity Dean in The Taming of the Shrew 1988 – Photo by Reg Wilson (c) RSC
Francesca Annis (!) in Romeo and Juliet 1976 – Photo by Reg Wilson (c) RSC
Ian Hogg as Coriolanus 1972 – Photo by Reg Wilson (c) RSC
There are over 3,000 images available. Searches by play and actor, obviously, but also keywords like Love, Kiss etc.
All the pictures are available in low-res format which should be enough for most presentations and documents. Credit must be given (of course) and personal, private study use only.
Other sources to consider: