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A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

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Which props concern the actors (Snug, Bottom, Quince, etc.) in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"?

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In Act III, i, the craftsmen meet to discuss the details of the play they wish to perform. In the discussion there are a few issues that are brought to light. Firstly, they are concerned with the use of swords, that they might scare the audience with the prospect of violence. Secondly, there is the concern about the lion costume. They don't want to make it too realistic for fear of scaring the ladies in the audience. Thirdly, there is the need for moonlight- how to ensure that the moon will be shining brightly on the night of the performance. Lastly, they voice their concerns over the bringing in/construction of a wall in the midst of the set. Perhaps they will have to have an actor play the part of Wall to satisfy this aspect of the script.

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