The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 10.2219  Wednesday, 15 December 1999.

From:           John Ciccarelli <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Tuesday, 14 Dec 1999 21:34:47 -0500
Subject:        Re: Mrs. Bottom

Sorry, I am coming into this discussion a little late, but is Mrs Bottom
an original character?  I have played Bottom in an uncut version of Mid
Summer and in the version we used there is no mention of a Mrs. Bottom,
not even as a ghost character in the stage directions.  Bottom's lines
don't even lend themselves to indicate that he is married.  Was this an
addition of the 1935 film?  Or does such a ghost character actually

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