Dr. Bombay is a fictional warlock / witch doctor character who appeared in eighteen episodes of the television series Bewitched (originally broadcast from 1964 to 1972). The role of Samantha’s family “warlock doctor” was played by actor Bernard Fox. He twice reprised the role for the spinoff series, Tabitha, where the character’s first name, “Hubert”, was revealed. Although fond of Samantha, he tends to regard her husband Darrin with little more than amused contempt. His debut episode was the third season finale “There’s Gold in Them Thar Pills”.
Usually summoned by an incantation such as “Calling Dr. Bombay! Calling Dr. Bombay, Emergency! Come right away!”, he would usually appear in an outrageous costume, appropriate for whatever bizarre activity he had been interrupted doing, and often with an attractive female assistant he was currently romancing. His antidotes for witch diseases and spells gone awry would often cause complications of their own. He usually ended his visits by teleporting away during a burst of laughter at one of his own witticisms. Dr. Bombay apparently served the witch/warlock community under the authority of the Witches Council, since Samantha’s Aunt Hagatha once threatened to appeal to the Council to have him replaced, even though it was often mentioned that he was the only doctor available.
In 1999, Bernard Fox reprised the role of Dr. Bombay for two episodes of the supernatural-themed soap opera, Passions; the series also included several other characters with allusions to Bewitched, but Fox is the only actor from the sitcom to actually appear as his same character in Passions. On an episode of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, Jambi the genie was sick. Bernard Fox played Dr. Jinga-Janga, the “wish doctor”.
Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance. Elements of design and stagecraft are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. The specific place of the performance is also named by the word “theatre” as derived from the Ancient Greek θέατρον (théatron, “a place for viewing”), itself from θεάομαι (theáomai, “to see”, “to watch”, “to observe”).
Modern Western theatre derives in large measure from ancient Greek drama, from which it borrows technical terminology, classification into genres, and many of its themes, stock characters, and plot elements. Theatre scholar Patrice Pavis defines theatricality, theatrical language, stage writing, and the specificity of theatre as synonymous expressions that differentiate theatre from the other performing arts, literature, and the arts in general.
Theatre today includes performances of plays and musicals. Although it can be defined broadly to include opera and ballet, those art forms are outside the scope of this article.
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Doña Rosa’s Cob Stove
When I came in, Doña Rosa was sitting on the dirt floor of the kitchen making tortillas. Her left leg extended from beneath her blue plaid dress to expose a muscular chocolate-colored calf that could belong to a woman half her age. She shifted to perch casually on a cement block to knead the corn dough – her flexibility and perky, mischievous smile take years off of her appearance. Doña Rosa and Don Alfredo are Ina’s next door neighbors. They have been loyal and supportive friends to Ina and Manuel and to Enlaces since they welcomed the couple into the neighborhood two years ago. Don Alfredo is a judge in town and works both at the rock quarry and in the fields. As they are the parents of ten children, Doña Rosa is a respected matriarch of much of the Tecuanipan community. They are teeming with knowledge of indigenous language, customs and practices. You’ll hear more about this impressive family as we talk about our other projects, for many of which they have offered both physical and informational support. But for this particular blog post, I’d like to tell you how Doña Rosa’s cob stove came into existence. read more