Greetings, Gentle Readers of The Maine Thing! Iam Nosy here and today we continue with the second installment of our three-part interview with the enigmatic and devastatingly charming Lord Wellbourne.
FAQ--Good morning, Lord Wellbourne!
FAQ--When we left off yesterday, you were about to tell us about your illustrious career in the performing arts.
SVR--Was I indeed? Can't recall--but then I've slept since then.
FAQ--I trust you slept well.
SVR--Trust is a beautiful thing.
FAQ--You were a critically acclaimed stage actor for several years. Tell us about that.
SVR--I performed in over 70 plays. Shakespeare, G.B. Shaw, Wilde, Moliere, and Maxwell Anderson were my favourite playwrights. It was great fun.
FAQ--Why did you give it up?
SVR--I came to discover that 'real life' provided more than adequate drama and challenges with fewer lighting cues and costume changes.
FAQ--What do you miss the most about your acting career?
FAQ--What do you consider your greatest role?
FAQ--As well as being a consummate actor, you were also a cabaret performer. What did you do?
SVR--I sang standards of the 1930's and 40's as well as re-enacting classic vaudeville routines.
FAQ--Fascinating! But that career ended rather abruptly. What happened?
SVR--My accompanist, the immensely talented Clay Howell, was offered the opportunity to tour with Bette Midler. After 4.7 seconds of soul-searching deliberation, he dumped me.
FAQ--Were you bitter?
SVR--No, relieved. I was really sick of singing 'Melancholy Baby'.
FAQ--Lord Wellbourne, are you--
SVR--Yes, I am.
FAQ--I hadn't finished the question.
SVR--Hadn't you? Sorry. Carry on.
FAQ--It's not important.
SVR--I thought not.
FAQ--You are also an award-winning published author. What advice do you have for aspiring writers?
SVR--Find something to write on and pick up a pen.
FAQ--Is that all?
SVR--What more do they need?
FAQ--What about imagination?
SVR--My dear Mr. Nosy, people who lack imagination or skill and think they want to 'write' can only aspire to criticism. My advice to THAT lot cannot be published.
FAQ--When people refer to you as a 'dilettante' how do you respond?
SVR--I refer them to this wall of sheep skins that says otherwise.
FAQ--You have now embarked on a totally new and unrelated career path. When and how did you become interested in hand-crafting?
SVR--Let's leave that for another time, shall we?
Well, there you have it, Gentle Readers! The second installment of a three-part interview with the matchless and captivating Lord Wellbourne. Please tune in tomorrow when we will discover the roots to his creative prowess and ask him to name names! Until then, this is Iam Nosy signing off.
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