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Let’s Play: Bottom becomes an Ass (7 players)

Let’s play part of  A3S1 of A Midsummer Night’s Dream where Bottom becomes an Ass. The mechanicals have gone into the forest to rehearse their play for the wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. All goes well until Bottom goes ‘offstage’ into a bush, where Puck puts an Ass’s head on him. (Don’t ask how!).  This is the start of Bottom’s adventures with the fairies.

All the lovers’ scripts above are in Highlit Text format.  When everyone has selected their role, let the reading commence. Only read the scene until the entry of Peaseblossom; Cobweb; Moth; and Mustard.

When you’ve read the extract, there’s a number of things you can do:

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