24 November 2007

jack worthing

Strathmore drawing 130 gsm, 14" x 11".

continuing my indoor freehand drawing practice, i started working from still video images or image captures.

this is michael redgrave playing the role of jack in the movie version of wilde's "the importance of being earnest" ... an all around enjoyable comedy and study in the cinematic portrayal of a stage play (including, for those who know the play, many judicious and happy cuts).

the play springs from jack's decision to be "jack in the country, but ernest in the city" ... a fabricated excuse to visit his imaginary brother ernest in london and enjoy a bachelor life away from familiar eyes.

this image is at 06:02, as jack tries to explain his behavior to his fellow bachelor in town, algernon moncrieff.

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