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What are the settings in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"?
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The entire action of the play takes place in Athens. The play begins and ends in "the palace of Theseus" (ActI Sc1 and ActV Sc1). The "rude mechanicals," Bottom and company meet and discuss their plans to entertain Duke Theseus on his wedding day at Quince's house, (ActI Sc2 and ActIV Sc2). Most of the action of the play takes place in "a wood near Athens." (ActII Sc1 to ActIV Sc1).
The three settings are arranged in the form of three concentric circles: "Theseus' palace" forms the outermost circle, "Quince's house" the next circle and "a wood near Athens" the innermost circle where most of the action takes place.
Posted by lit24 on November 19, 2008 at 11:27 AM (Answer #1)
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