Catherine, who is really being played by an actress playing the part
(to audience, as if a litany, learned by rote) I loved my husband very much. The years we spent together were the happiest of my life. And then one day, he was struck by fever.
[... ... ...]
S%#t! Could you hold the light for a minute!? (meekly) Come on...could you hold the light for a minute, please?
(The light comes back on.)
For full extended monologue, please refer to clips or the script edition cited here: Schwartz, Stephen, and Roger O. Hirson. Pippin (2013 Broadway Revival Version). Music Theatre International, New York, NY. 2013.