A Midsummer Night's Dream
An adapted version of Shakespeare's play, a comedy about a group of lovers so irresponsible in their actions that their freakish behavior can be explained only by the intervention of supernatural beings.
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actors Athenian awake blessed BOTTOM as Pyramus bushes Cobweb comes Cupid dance dead dear Demetrius exit dogs donkey's head dream duke Egeus fair Hermia father fear fight flower FLUTE as Thisbe follow four lovers FRANCIS FLUTE friends gentle give Goodbye happy hate hear heart Helena enter Helena exits Hermia enter Hermia exits HIPPOLYTA kill lady leave lion look lord love's lovers loves Hermia Lysander and Demetrius Lysander exits Lysander's voice moon Moonlight mortals Moth Mustardseed never Nick Bottom Oberon enters Peaseblossom Peter Quince PHILOSTRATE play Pyramus play Thisbe's Puck enters Puck exits PUCK in Lysander's Pyramus and Thisbe rehearse roar Robin Goodfellow ROBIN STARVELING Scene shame shine sing sleeping Snout Snug song speak Starveling enter stay sweet sword talk tears tell THESEUS Theseus's Titania enters TOM SNOUT true love vows wake Wall wedding day wish wonder wood
Page 59 - True delight In the sight Of thy former lady's eye : And the country proverb known, That every man should take his own, In your waking shall be shown : Jack shall have Jill ; Nought shall go ill ; The man shall have his mare again, and all shall be well.
Page 34 - STARVELING I believe we must leave the killing out, when all is done. BOTTOM Not a whit: I have a device to make all well. Write me a prologue; and let the prologue seem to say, we will do no harm with our swords, and that Pyramus is not...
Page 34 - There are things in this comedy of Pyramus and Thisbe that will never please. First, Pyramus must draw a sword to kill himself, which the ladies cannot abide. How answer you that?
Page 45 - I go, I go! Look how I go! Swifter than an arrow from the Tartar's bow!
Page 35 - I come hither as a lion, it were a pity of my life. No, I am no such thing; I am a man as other men are: — and, there, indeed, let him name his name, and tell them plainly that he is Snug the joiner.
Page 8 - Lysander, yield thy crazed title to my certain right! LYSANDER: You have her father's love, Demetrius. Let me have Hermia's. You marry him!
Page 39 - Methinks, mistress, you should have small reason for that. And yet, to tell the truth, reason and love keep small company together nowadays; the more the pity that some honest neighbors will not make them friends.
Page 23 - OBERON. Once I have this juice, I'll watch Titania when she is asleep, And drop the liquid lightly in her eyes.
Page 22 - OBERON. Give me that boy, and I will go with you. TITANIA. Not for your fairy kingdom.