Hamlet by William Shakespeare
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.