Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Hamlet Costume Designs
Polonius Costume Collage
Claudius Costume Collage
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Costume Collage

Set and Costume Design for Nottingham Playhouse

These costume designs are based on Hamlet, reimagined in a 1940s Film Noir style. The play follows Hamlet as he struggles with the decision to seek revenge. The themes of violence and corruption fit the style well. Polonius wears a chequered suit with garish colour to represent his foolish nature. Claudius is in a pinstriped suit, a popular pattern among mafia groups. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are based on Film Noir detectives, wearing classic items such as the trench coat.