Enter QUINCE the carpenter, and
SNUG the joiner, and BOTTOM the
weaver, and FLUTE the bellows-mender, and
SNOUT the tinker, and STARVELING the
Is all our company here?
You were best to call them generally, man by man, according to the
Here is the scroll of every man’s name which is thought
fit, through all Athens, to play in our interlude before the duke
and the duchess, on his wedding day at night.
First, good Peter Quince, say what the play treats on, then read
the names of the actors, and so grow to a point.
5Marry, our play is The most lamentable comedy and most
cruel death of Pyramus and
A very good piece of work, I assure you, and a
merry.—Now, good Peter Quince, call forth your actors by
the scroll.—Masters, spread yourselves.
Answer as I call you.—Nick Bottom, the weaver?
Ready. Name what part I am for and proceed.
You, Nick Bottom, are set down for Pyramus.