|Why does Theseus dismiss the stories of the 4 young people?
||They are lovers, and lovers are crazy.
|Why does Theseus see the play about Pyramus and Thisbe rather than the other entertainments?
||Because it is made by simple people who work hard.
|Why does Philostrate try to keep Theseus from seeing the play? What does he think is wrong with it?
||He does not like it. He says it is not well-written and the acting is bad.
|What does Theseus mean by the lines, “For never any thing can be amiss, when simpleness and duty tender it”?
||“Nothing can be really bad when it’s created by simple people who try hard.”
|What is accomplished by having the Prologue tell the whole story that the actors are then going to enact?
||1. To quiet and appease the audience2. To make the play easier for the audience to follow
|How does Shakespeare use the comments from the audience to enhance the humor of the play that they are watching?
||They poke fun at the actors and the things that they say.
|What is Hippolyta’s reaction to the play?
||She is amused.
|In what way is Thisbe’s final speech humorous?
||It rhymes too much.
|What does Oberon tell the fairies to do?
||Sing and dance with him.
|What is the purpose of Puck’s final speech?
||To apologize for the silliness of the play and suggest the interesting idea that the play (about a dream) is a dream. Mind blown!