Alfred Doolittle is an elderly but vigorous dustman, clad in the costume of his profession, including a hat with a back brim covering his neck and shoulders. He has well marked and rather interesting features, and seems equally free from fear and conscience. He has a remarkably expressive voice, the result of a habit of giving vent to his feeling without reserve. His present pose is that of wounded honor and stern resolution.
The stage directions in Act II describing Alfred Doolittle contribute to his characterization as a