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The platform before the castle. An elaborate stage setting, with the walls of
the castle at left, including a large arched doorway. In the distance at centre
can be seen snow-capped mountains. At right are trees that arch left over the
setting. At centre stands the Ghost in armour with visor up. In his right hand
he holds what is probably intended to represent a sceptre, although it has somewhat
of the shape of a sword. His left arm is extended towards the right and points
towards the edge of the platform. He is looking to the left where Hamlet kneels,
his hat on the ground in front of him. Hamlet's left arm is extended to the right
towards the Ghost. Behind Hamlet at left stand Marcellus with a pike and Horatio.
All three figures stare across at the Ghost.
Folger Act/Sc/L: 1.4.63
Arden Act/Sc/L: 1.4.58
Artist: Schuler, A.
Artist (Original work): Schuler, A.
Date (Original work):
Medium: Photograph (signed 'A. Schuler')
Production: St. Petersburg (Russia), Imperial Hermitage Theatre, 17 Feb
Location: FSL. Art Vol. f27, fol. 31.