The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.0638 Friday, 31 March 2000.
Date: Thursday, 30 Mar 2000 11:01:56 EST
Subject: 11.0624 Re: The Topic that Will Not Speak Its Name
Comment: Re: SHK 11.0624 Re: The Topic that Will Not Speak Its Name
As for Mistress Frigbottom in Dekker's The Shoemaker's Holiday, I can
only say that when I played the impossibly and consistently hearty Simon
Eyre the shoemaker who rose to be Lord Mayor of London, I suspected her
name meant something to do with anal entry, but would never have dreamt
of acting it out with gestures lewd. Leave that to the two Stratfords
who often seem to think their audiences incapable of thought.
That's one pretty reliable virtue of Shakespeare in my book: telling
rather than showing. It's infinitely more arousing anyway.