Saturday, March 06, 2010

The Undersecretary of the Underpants


This is another page from The Emperor's New Clothes, in which the Emperor dispatches the Undersecretary of the Underpants to check on the weavers' progress.

In my book, the Emperor has a costume change for every scene. And yes, I'm thinking of this as a staged piece. In this scene, I was inspired by some particularly aesthetic photos of Oscar Wilde
for the Emperor's get-up. So here he is, filled with ennui, and longing for his new clothes. Exit the Undersecretary, stage right. (is that right?) Umm, make that stage left.