June 29, 2010

My Fair Karpathy

Play rehearsals for “My Fair Lady” are ramping up. As a result, my free time (aka writing time) has drastically been reduced as we prepare for the show’s opening next month. Granted, my first scene in the musical is my easiest (I’m a man from Hoxton who asks Professor Higgins where I’m from. No singing or dancing involved.) and my three lines shouldn’t give me too much trouble. Even the Yorkshire/Cockney blended accent isn’t too bad. No, the part that has me worried is my favorite part, the role of Professor Zoltan Karpathy, the Hungarian.

Karpathy is a blast to play. He is smart, obnoxious, slimy, charming, overbearing and friendly all rolled into one. He is the ultimate antagonist who you don’t even realize that he is one until the other character is engaged with him. It’s a terrifying prospect to be talking to someone and suddenly realize that not only is he your fellow antagonist, he had the potential to be your arch nemesis.

So who is your favorite antagonist in a book you’ve read recently?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

About Jason Cordova

Born in Orange, California, author Jason Cordova has written books ranging from the fantastical realms of fantasy to the militaristic side of science fiction. His latest should be out soon. Really. You should probably buy it. Check Amazon. Demand it at your local store. Pay for his kitten kibble.

Latest Posts By Jason Cordova

Category

Writing