A Midsummer Night's Dream

Act One scene two

Quiz Questions:
  1. During which traditional festivals in pre-Reformation England did local workers build floats and put on plays?
  2. What is the story of Pyramus and Thisbe about?
  3. Why has this group of tradesmen decided to put on this particular play for Theseus and Hippolyta?
  4. What parts has Peter Quince, the carpenter, given to his crew of mechanicals for their production of Pyramus and Thisbe?
SNUG the joiner--
BOTTOM the weaver--
FLUTE the bellows-mender--
SNOUT the tinker--
STARVELING the tailor--
  1. Why do the mechanicals go to the woods to rehearse their play?