The Solitary Cyclist
Oh, I was so in the mood to do this gif-set.
From Bending the Willow by David Stuart Davies:
The villain challenges Holmes to a fight after knocking the detective down. He calls Holmes a swine, but Holmes corrects him: ‘A gentleman! Only a ruffian deals a blow with the back of his hand.’ Holmes then proceeds to circle his opponent using some very fancy, fastidious footwork which prompts ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ of appreciation from the onlookers. Brett himself choreographed his little boxing dance, and it is most impressive. His stance, with his arms in the standard Victorian boxing position, is redolent of the period.
Michael Cox was worried about all the elements of this first show, and this
scene was no exception:
‘I thought, Gosh, are we going to get away with this? It’s all rather balletic isn’t it? But, in the end, I think we did. Or rather Jeremy did. Well done to him. And of course it echoes something within the story: the straight left against the slogging ruffian. He’s doing the posh kind of boxing against the
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