English A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act 1 Scene 2

The “Mechanicals” or the workmen, have met to plan what? To do a play before Theseus and Hippolyta’s wedding. It is a comedy and has the most cruel death of Pyramus and Thisbe.
Look for some malaprops (the mistaken use of a word in place of a similar-sounding one to be amusing) that Bottom uses. – Says “Thisne” instead of “Thisbe”- Ercles is Hercules- Phibbus’ car is Phoebus’ chariot- French disease is syphillis- French-crown color –> gold coin- aggravate –> moderate- will roar like a suckinh dove –> sitting dove, suckinhh lamb – flowers of odius savors sweet –> odius is odorous
What is the name of the play they will perform? How does Quince describe the play when he read the title? The most lamentable comedy and most cruel death of Pyramus and Thisbe.
What are these people’s roles?a. Bottomb. Flutec. Starvelingd. Snoute. Snug a. Pyramus – lover that commits suicide for loveb. Thisbe – love of Pyramus’ lifec. Thisbe’s motherd. Pyramus’s fathere. lion
These characters are strictly for comedy.a. What parts, besides his own, does Bottom volunteer to play?b. Why is Flute unhappy with his part?c. What two things is Snug worried about? a. Thisbe and the lion b. His character is a woman and he is growing a beard.c. The lines and that he might not be able to memorize them.
Where will they meet to rehearse? The duke’s oak tree in the woods.

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