I was a Thespian in my student days. A song from The Hostage by Brendan Behan in which I played the leading role of a British soldier. I was executed by the IRA at the end of the play.
It was the role in the play. No one else wanted to do it.I resigned when the season ended. Still, I got rave revues, dahling!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,