Midsummer nights dreamPaper Rating: Word Count: 1928 Approx Pages: 8
Midsummer nights dream. Michael Lambert 10bd
Obviously the main characters in this scene are the mechanicals, although the lords do add to the dramatic effect of the scene and influence the other characters. In order to make this scene so funny, Shakespeare has used a lot of literary devices to emphasise the humour. The play is a parody of "Romeo And Juliet .
The star of the play is Pyramus, who is played by Bottom. In contrast to most of the other characters, Bottom is not at all nervous, and should come across as boastful and big-headed. As soon as Pyramus enters for his first scene with Thisby and Wall, he should march on stage very proudly and confidently. Pyramus should use his words to create a mood, by rolling his "r's and lengthening the "o in his first speech. By doing this he is making himself sound false and affected, creating a lot of Melodrama. A lot of repetition is used in the speech, such as "alack , which sounds exaggerated and again adds to the melodrama. Pyramus is so nervous and excited that he is quick to jump to conclusions as to why Thisby is not there, and these nerves should be shown by facial expressions, such as a sharp intake of breath and w