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Why does Hippolyta initially seem hesitant to watch the play in Act V?

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showtimenate | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 24, 2007 at 4:47 AM via web

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Why does Hippolyta initially seem hesitant to watch the play in Act V?

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ms-t | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Adjunct Educator

Posted March 24, 2007 at 10:30 AM (Answer #2)

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Hippolyta initially does not want to watch the play because Philostrate has told them that the play is especially horrible, but Philostrate also admits that it was so bad that he could not help but laugh.

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prhodes | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted April 24, 2007 at 9:51 PM (Answer #3)

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Having heard of the total ineptness of the players (Peter Quince and his troupe), she fears they will be so bad that people will laugh at them. She doesn't think this is appropriate or compassionate.

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evanescenceinthedark | Student, Grade 9 | Honors

Posted May 26, 2010 at 9:14 AM (Answer #4)

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She fears the actors aren't up to the job.

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