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Why Do Audiences Find Pyramus and Thisbe Funny?

Summary: Essay on why audiences find Pyramus and Thisbe funny. Examines the storyline of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and how closely it resembles the story of Pyramus and Thisbe. Also examines the play-within-a-play in Shakepeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream when the Pyramus/Thisbe play is acted out within the larger play. Is there more to the play within the play than just pure farce?
Why Do Audiences Find Pyramus and Thisbe funny"

But is there more to the play within the play than just pure farce"

The play `Pyramus and Thisbe' is written by the roman poet Ovid, it can be related to Shakespeare's `Romeo and Juliet'. In one of Shakespeare's other plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream, he uses Ovid's tragic play to add humour to his own.

Pyramus and Thisbe is a tragedy, but is distorted into a comedy by the use of farce, due to the use of the language and the poor acting skills of the mechanicals. It could even be called a melodrama.

They do this by adding their own prologues and descriptions which many are parodied.

They performed the play in front of the King of Athens and Queen of the Amazons and the lovers; in homage to Queen Elizabeth I...

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