A prolific draughtsman, Roseman employs a variety of drawing materials with great versatility. With a combination of pen, brush, and bistre ink, ''Stanley Roseman did a set of exquisite drawings of Morris Carnovsky as King Lear,'' writes Dr. Richard Studing in his catalogue to the exhibition Fantastic Shakespeare, The Gallery, Stratford, Ontario, 1978.
The artist drew the powerful portrait, reproduced here, (fig. 1), of Morris Carnovsky, in performance in his acclaimed role as the tragic and suffering old king in the 1975 American Shakespeare Festival production of King Lear. One of the greatest American actors to interpret the role, Carnovsky brought a maturity of years in a long and distinguished career and a penetrating depth of character to his portrayal of King Lear.