THE WHITE KNIGHT
AS SEEN IN:
"Alice In Wonderland"
The White Knight is a fictional character in Lewis Carroll's book Through the Looking-Glass. He represents the chess piece of the same name. As imagined in John Tenniel's illustrations for the Alice stories he has echoes of John Millais's Sir Isumbras at the Ford.
The White Knight saves Alice from his opponent, the Red Knight. He repeatedly falls off his horse and lands on his head, and tells Alice of his inventions, which consists of things such as a pudding with ingredients like blotting paper, an upside down container, and anklets to guard his horse against shark bites. He recites a poem of his own composition, 'A-Sitting on a Gate', (but the song's name is 'Haddocks' Eyes') and he and Alice depart.
The White Knight has been played by other actors in other TV dimensions:
- "Alice" (2009) Played by Matt Frewer
- "Alice in Wonderland" (1999 film) Played by Christopher Lloyd
- "Alice Through the Looking Glass" (1998) Played by Ian Holm
- "Alice Through the Looking Glass" (1987) Played by Alan Young
- "Alice in Wonderland" (1985 film) Played by Lloyd Bridges
- "Alice in Wonderland" (1982) Played by Stephen Boe
- "Alice Through the Looking Glass" (1974) Played by Geoffrey Bayldon
- "Alice in Wonderland (or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?)" (1966) Played by Bill Dana [This is one of the versions from the Tooniverse.]
- "Alice in Wonderland" (1955) Played by Reginald Gardiner
This may be the first time I've spoken of ToobStage. Like Skitlandia and The Tooniverse, it is a distinct alternative to the main Toobworld, a world in which Time is stagnant. The same events happen over and over again but - as with Skitlandia - the physical appearance of the inhabitants keeps changing. (In other words, this is the TV dimension in which we find the staged theatrical plays which are televised.)
At times, Mr. Sweet the Demon strikes certain events along the timeline......
One thing I liked about this portrayal - it marked one of two chances for Richard Burton to act opposite his daughter Kate (The other being "Ellis Island") just before he died......