Thursday, September 27, 2007

Wilson the ass

Today according to Australian Eastern Standard Time when this item was posted
1631 England: William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream was performed on a Sunday; the Puritans were outraged and made a certain Mr Wilson, who played Bottom in the play (and thus wore a donkey’s head), spend twelve hours in the stocks wearing an ass’s head, with a sign around his neck saying "Good people, I have played the beast/ And brought ill things to pass;/I was a man, but thus have made/Myself a silly ass" ...


Blogger Nora said...

Nice one, Wilson. :)

11:46 PM  

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