A Midsummer Night’s Dream act 1 scene 2 characters and vocabulary

Who is (Peter) Quince? He is the leader, well respected plays thisby’s father
Who is Bottom? Tries to be the center of attention showed many times throughout the scene, he is cocky and tries to be every part constantly showing off and trying to take chargehe plays pyramus a lover who kills himself for love (kind of like romeo)
Who is Flute? A bellows master who plays thisby the lady pyramus falls in love with (kind of like Juliet)
Who is Starveling? A tailor who plays thisby’s mother
Who is Snout? A tinker who plays pyramus’s father
Who is Snug a joiner who plays the lion
What does generally mean?context:BOTTOMYou were best to call them GENERALLY, man by man, according to the scrip. In this case generally means individually call hem in INDIVIDUALLY, one person at a time, in the order in which their names appear on this piece of paper.
What does “thought fit” mean?context:QUINCEHere is the scroll of every man’s name which is THOUGHT FIT, through all Athens, to play in our interlude before the duke and the duchess, on his wedding day at night. thought to be fitting as in thought to be good enough This is a list of the names of all the men in Athens who are GOOD ENOUGH to act in the play we’re going to perform for the duke and duchess on their wedding night.
What does interlude mean?context:QUINCEHere is the scroll of every man’s name which is thought fit, through all Athens, to play in our INTERLUDE before the duke and the duchess, on his wedding day at night. a temporary amusement or source of entertainment that contrasts with what goes before or after, like a wedding in this context
What does treats mean?context:BOTTOMFirst, good Peter Quince, say what the play TREATS ON, then read the names of the actors, and so grow to a point. is about, First, Peter Quince, tell us what the play IS ABOUT, then read the names of the actors, and then shut up.
What does “grow to a point” mean?context:BOTTOMFirst, good Peter Quince, say what the play treats on, then read the names of the actors, and so grow to a point. be quiet or shut up, First, Peter Quince, tell us what the play is about, then read the names of the actors, and then shut up.
What does marry mean?context:QUINCE Marry, our play is, The most lamentable comedy, and most cruel death of Pyramus and Thisby.
What does lamentable mean?context:QUINCE Marry, our play is, The most lamentable comedy, and most cruel death of Pyramus and Thisby.
What does merry mean?context:BOTTOM A very good piece of work, I assure you, and a merry. Now, good Peter Quince, call forth your actors by the scroll. Masters, spread yourselves.
What does gallant mean?context:QUINCE A lover, that kills himself most gallant for love.
What does condole mean?context:BOTTOM That will ask some tears in the true performing of it: if I do it, let the audience look to their eyes; I will move storms, I will condole in some measure…later bottom continues to sayThis was lofty! Now name the rest of the players. This is Ercles’ vein, a tyrant’s vein; a lover is more condoling.
what does lofty mean?context:This was lofty! Now name the rest of the players. This is Ercles’ vein, a tyrant’s vein; a lover is more condoling.
What does extempore mean?context:QUINCE You may do it extempore, for it is nothing but roaring.
what does nightingale mean?context:BOTTOM I grant you, friends, if that you should fright the ladies out of their wits, they would have no more discretion but to hang us: but I will aggravate my voice so that I will roar you as gently as any sucking dove; I will roar you an ’twere any nightingale.
what does dogged mean?context:QUINCE Some of your French crowns have no hair at all, and then you will play barefaced. But, masters, here are your parts: and I am to entreat you, request you and desire you, to con them by tomorrow night; and meet me in the palace wood, a mile without the town, by moonlight; there will we rehearse, for if we meet in the city, we shall be dogged with company, and our devices known. In the meantime I will draw a bill of properties, such as our play wants. I pray you, fail me not.
what does obscenely mean?context:We will meet; and there we may rehearse most obscenely and courageously. Take pains; be perfect: adieu.
what does adieu mean?context:We will meet; and there we may rehearse most obscenely and courageously. Take pains; be perfect: adieu.

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