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by William Shakespeare

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What is the relationship between Pyramus and Thisbe and A Midsummer Night´s Dream?

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You have asked a really fascinating question. Lots of people overlook the interesting choice of Shakespeare in including a tragedy as his play within a play, and it is really important to consider the parallels between this play and the action of the main play. Don´t overlook the importance of this choice by the way the Mechanicals make a mockery of the tragedy!

For me, Pyramus and Thisbe is included because it offers a kind of alternate ending of the problem that we are...

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