It occurred to me in viewing more of The Crucible cleansing scene pictures shared by RachelD yesterday of a bare chested John Proctor–portrayed by the exquisitely talented British actor Richard Armitage–that not all of his John characters are created equal, in their level of exposure.
So I propose to lay bare one common aspect of Richard Armitage’s John characters for our consideration. And in the spirit of acting awards season that is now upon us, why not create a new category?
Best use of Bareness in a Leading Role by an RA John Character
Let’s have a go, shall we? Below are Richard Armitage John character images as reminders:
Levels of bareness for the scenes above range from just the neck to full upper body. Each image conveys something about the character and the context–be it sensual, emotional, relational, psychological, or various combinations. For example, Richard Armitage portrays health and vigor in his bareness in item “f” for Proctor that will serve as a counterpoint for him being scourged and withered toward the end of the play.
So, what do these images convey to you?