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This task was to choose a scene in the play state where it is in the play outline briefly what happens and then explain why you think it is important The scene I have chosen is Act five Scene 1 from page 108 at the point of the prologue This is a point near the end of the play in which the mechanicals common folkworkmen Peter Quince Mister Snug Nick Bottom Francis Flute Tom Snout and Robin Starveling are performing their play in front of the nobles and royalty at the three couples wedding Their play is called Pyramus and Thisby and they have been rehearsing it for days The scene I have chosen begins with the prologue being read out The storyline of the mechanicals play is of 2 lovers Pyramus and Thisby and how their love is separated by her fathers wall They arrange to meet at Ninus tomb by moonlight to visit each other so they dont have to talk and kiss through a wall Thisby arrives at the tomb first and waits for Pyramus to arrive While she is waiting she is attacked by a lion that rips her cloak from her and bloodies it Thisby runs away screaming but unharmed When Pyramus arrived a few minutes later he sees Thisbys torn cloak and thinks she is dead Pyramus then commits suicide Thisby returns after Pyramus has died and sees him lying there She then takes up his sword and drives it into herself killing her The men then go on to ruin the whole play by standing up once dead and explaining the play I chose to write about this scene in particular because I think its a funny bit of the play I also chose it because along with the main storyline of the 4 lovers tangled emotions there was a background plot of the mechanicals effort to perform and rehearse the play The two plots
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