A Midsummer Night's Dream - Act 4, Scene 2 Summary & Analysis

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Act 4, Scene 2 Summary

Act 4, Scene 2 is set at Quince's house in Athens. Quince, Flute, Snout and Starveling enter. They have been unable to locate Bottom, and without Bottom their play is ruined. They fear that Bottom was transported in the woods. Snug arrives with news that the duke has been married, along with several more lords and ladies. It is time to put on the play. Flute laments that no other man but Bottom could play Pyramus as well.

Bottom enters, looking for the other men. The others are delighted to see him. Bottom promises to tell them everything that has happened at a later time. Right now they must all hurry and get into costume. Theseus has asked for their play. The men rush off.

Act 4, Scene 2 Analysis

Now that Bottom is gone, the world of the rustics is upset. They are unable to function without him...

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