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Martin Laroche 
'Richard 2nd' 
Albumen print 
7.2 x 6.1 cm (whole object) 
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2800806 
Photograph of actors recreating a scene introduced between Act 4 and Act 5 of William Shakespeare's play Richard II. Two female actors, playing a man and a woman, are surrounded by three child actors.
This photograph documents Charles Kean's production of Richard II, with Kean in the title role. The production was shown at Princess's Theatre, London, where Kean presented many adaptations of Shakespeare's plays. The plays were distinguished for their elaborate scenery and attention to detail that included historically authentic costumes and music. Queen Victoria saw Kean's production of Richard II five times (Royal Archives reference VIC/MAIN/Z/115). 

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