Shakespeare on the Double! A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

By William Shakespeare

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BOTTOM If I can hide my face with a mask, let me have the part of Thisby, too. I can mimic a tiny voice. ’ QUINCE No, Bottom, you must play Pyramus, and Flute, you play Thisby. BOTTOM Okay. Keep assigning parts. QUINCE Robin Starveling, the tailor? STARVELING Present, Peter Quince. TRANSLATION ACT I I will have to weep during my performance. If I weep, the audience will weep. I will raise storms of sadness. Then I will comfort the weepers. Get on with the rest of the actors. But I am best at playing a villain.

HELENA And I am sick when I look not on you. DEMETRIUS You do impeach your modesty too much, To leave the city, and commit yourself Into the hands of one that loves you not; To trust the opportunity of night, And the ill counsel of a desert place, With the rich worth of your virginity. HELENA Your virtue is my privilege, for that. It is not night when I do see your face, Therefore I think I am not in the night; Nor doth this wood lack worlds of company, For you, in my respect, are all the world.

I will die trying to gain the man I love. ] OBERON Goodbye, maiden. Before Demetrius leaves the woods, you will flee from him and he will pursue you. ] Did you bring the pansy? Welcome back, traveler. PUCK Yes, here it is. qxp 56 5/15/08 7:47 PM Page 56 A Midsummer Night’s Dream OBERON PUCK I pray thee give it me. I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows, Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows; Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, With sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine: There sleeps Titania sometime of the night, Lulled in these flowers with dances and delight; And there the snake throws her enamelled skin, Weed wide enough to wrap a fairy in; And with the juice of this I’ll streak her eyes, And make her full of hateful fantasies.

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