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Midsummer Nights Dream

             In A Midsummer Night's Dream there are 5 acts, even though it is not really necessary to have the last act due to the fact that a good amount of the action ends at the final scene of act 4. You may argue that it is not necessary, but in act 5 it is when the so-called, "Great actors", take the stage and present their hard work in the play Thisbe & Pyramus to the king.
             Throughout the play, the play crew practiced and practiced for the big great play. Even though the play was mostly about the love triangle that was going on between Hermia, Helena, Demetrius, and Lysander, it would have only been fair to the actors to present their play to the king. So in a way the last act was necessary. Almost one-half of the play, A Midsummer Night's Dream, was the play, Thisbe & Pyramus. Nick Bottom and Peter Quince were the leaders of the play and throughout the play Nick Bottom was made fun of, and that added to the comedic element of the play. .
             Next, Shakespeare writes a play within a play once again. He also did that in Taming of the Shrew. The way he added the play within a play was by adding the Thisbe & Pyramus play. It is not an easy task to be able to write a play within a play because it could get mixed up with the main plot of the story; therefore it is not used as often anymore. But Shakespeare has such incredible talent, that he is able to incorporate it and still make sense of the play. .
             To conclude this informational essay, the last act, which would be act 5, is necessary because it shows how the actors performed their play Thisbe & Pyramus. Without it, the play would not be as humorous, for the reason that Shakespeare mocks Nick Bottom and that adds humor to the comedy. Finally, Shakespeare wrote a play within a play which is incredible and genius.

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