Sketchweek 3: Anthony Hopkins as King Lear.

Again, watching Shakespeare on the TV.
Again, the TV sketching rules are: No freeze framing, No revising afterwards.
So it’s like a moving life drawing class.

King Lear is great to draw as he goes through such a transformation.
Anthony Hopkins gave it some viciousness.
I’m obsessed with this play and how the part of the fool can be so malleable, played so many different ways – Old man, Japanese Noh theatre, female musician, bad magician; these are only the ones I’ve seen. The Fool also has some of Shakespeare’s best lines, which is saying something.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Lear

King Lear Antony Hopkins

Her’e a press photo as Mr. Hopkins was at the start of the play.

King Lear - Generics
I’d like to be a courtroom artist one day…

I saw Hamlet at the Globe last night, will see King Lear again – this time with Sir Ian Mckellen…

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