Sir Richard Quince's Footfall
Why go to the theartre?
Why not a movie?
or even T.V.?
There once was a prince
named Sir Richard Quince.
His belly was like a pear
it hung over his chair;
his farts were acid,
and his penis flaccid.
But each night he performed
recasting, rewriting, re-formed.
The script he could not memorize,
as his brain was small and unwise.
But he held his spot,
and gave it a good shot.
Until one night during curtain call,
he lost his footing, his downfall.
As the lights fluttered
we could hear him utter;
Note: I am the Sir Richard Quince in this story, at least partly. In college I could not memorize lines so I would ad lib as I went. Then one night the exit of the stage was not well lit. The director wanted me to exit only I missed the steps, and fell into the air uttering "oh, shit."
Why is Sir Richard Quince described as he is?
A quince is a noun: aromatic acid-tasting pear-shaped fruit used in preserves. So that is why I described him pear shaped and his farts acidic. I am not sure why I used the word Flacid, just adding to the humor.