The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2246 Monday, 20 December 1999.
Date: Friday, 17 Dec 1999 16:54:14 +0100
Subject: 10.2238 Re: Mrs. Bottom
Comment: Re: SHK 10.2238 Re: Mrs. Bottom
Basically a bass and a heavy smoker, I am yet able to sing Fenella's
part in the title role of one of Auber's operas - and very much to my
wife's delight I always do that on Sunday mornings when having a shower
- she objects to all my other musical endeavours. But I could also play
Nedar's part most rarely, let me play it:
"And last, forget not that I ne'er appear On stage because my sister,
Mrs Bottom, a midwife, as you'll know, has asked me now to come to
Macbeth's castle, there to help in matters well beyond a critic's
Markus of Portici.