A Midsummer Night's Dream - Act 1, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 1, Scene 2 Summary

Quince, Snug, Bottom, Flute, Snout and Starveling have assembled at Quince's house. They represent all of the men in Athens who are fit to perform an entertainment for the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. Their play will be the story of Pyramus and Thisbe. Nick Bottom is the first man called. He will be playing Pyramus, the lover. Bottom brags about how good his acting will be, and then he demonstrates by declaiming a short speech.

Francis Flute is called for the role of Thisbe. He isn't pleased about playing a woman, but he accepts since the part will be played in a mask. Bottom suggests that he would also be an excellent Thisbe and attempts to show how well he can play Thisbe's part. Quince is unimpressed and insists that Bottom will play Pyramus.

Quince assigns roles to Starveling and Snout and tells Snug...

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