Nick Bottom

5 Dec

nick_bottom_in_progress_by_sickboyardee-d4rgl61Nick Bottom — the sexiest man in Shakespeare.  Working on a piece called Billy Bottom– about a decent & goofy man with a donkey head who believes in fairies & whom women find irresistible.

BOTTOM:

[Awaking] When my cue comes, call me, and I will
answer: my next is, ‘Most fair Pyramus.’ Heigh-ho!
Peter Quince! Flute, the bellows-mender! Snout,
the tinker! Starveling! God’s my life, stolen
hence, and left me asleep! I have had a most rare
vision. I have had a dream, past the wit of man to
say what dream it was: man is but an ass, if he go
about to expound this dream. Methought I was–there
is no man can tell what. Methought I was,–and
methought I had,–but man is but a patched fool, if
he will offer to say what methought I had. The eye
of man hath not heard, the ear of man hath not
seen, man’s hand is not able to taste, his tongue
to conceive, nor his heart to report, what my dream
was. I will get Peter Quince to write a ballad of
this dream: it shall be called Bottom’s Dream,
because it hath no bottom; and I will sing it in the
latter end of a play, before the duke:
peradventure, to make it the more gracious, I shall
sing it at her death.

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One Response to “Nick Bottom”

  1. Leah Umansky December 19, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    How’d I miss this? Awesome Nick Bottom rocks. I teach Midsummer to my 8th graders. They think he’s hilarious.

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