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  • McKean Buchanan as Hamlet in "Hamlet"
    Image | Portraits of ActorsWhole-length. Wearing tunic, cape over left shoulder. With text: "To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune or take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them?" Act III, Scene 1. From a daguerreotype by Brinkerhoff & Co.
  • Gustavus Vaughan Brooke as Iago in "Othello"
    Image | Portraits of ActorsWhole-length portrait. Wearing hat with feathers, sash, glove on left hand, boots with tassles. With text: "Thus do I ever make my fool my purse". Act I