By William Shakespeare
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Virgin patent: right to my virginity. 89. protest: vow solemnly. 90. aye: ever. 75 80 85 90 32 Act I, Scene 1 CliffsComplete A Midsummer Night’s Dream Demetrius Relent, sweet Hermia; and, Lysander, yield Thy crazèd title to my certain right. 92. crazèd title: flawed claim. 99. as well derived: of just as good a family. 100. As well possessed: equally wealthy. 102. with vantage: better. 106. to his head: to his face. 107. Nedar’s: a name made up by Shakespeare. 110. spotted: (morally) blemished.
Treats on: deals with, is about. 10. grow to a point: come to a conclusion. 13. Pyramus and Thisbe: doomed lovers whose story is told in Ovid’s collection of poems, Metamorphoses. 16. spread yourselves: spread out. 15 Quince Answer as I call you. Nick Bottom, the weaver? Bottom Ready. Name what part I am for, and proceed. ” 5 Quince Marry, our play is ‘The most lamentable comedy and most cruel death of Pyramus and Thisbe’. Bottom A very good piece of work, I assure you, and a merry. Now, good Peter Quince, call forth your actors by the scroll.
Theseus judges that she must make up her mind before his own wedding, which is only four days off. Shakespeare establishes in this scene that the next four days will be crucial in the lives of the main characters we have met. The time-scale he sets establishes a sense of urgency and pace: The word four is used three times in the first eight lines. In fact, a close reading of the text reveals that Shakespeare was so keen to keep up the pace that the action of the play is completed in only two days and one night.