Pastel and charcoal drawing of the play 'Singer'
Pastel and charcoal drawing by Julie de Bastion of the play 'Singer', 1989. 'Singer ' was performed in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1989. The drawing depicts three skeletal figures. Framed and glazed., According to the artist, this picture was drawn while sitting in the dark in the theatre during a rehearsal of 'Singer' in 1989. A particular speech in the play struck the artist as she listened to the lines being delivered by Antony Sher. The theme and discussion of the Holocaust in the play hit home for her, as her parents were survivors of the Nazi camps in World War II (WWII). The ghostly, haunting figures were the resulting response.