30 June, 2010

A Midsummer Night's Dream

I'd forgotten that the character Bottom in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream is a weaver.

While spinning yarn and listening to a BBC production of the play, I managed to catch the bit when Bottom, as Pyramus, discovers Thisby's mantle torn and stained with blood, and he rails, saying, "O Fates, come, come/ tear thread and thrum."

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