a midsummer night's dream audition

Act 04, Scene 02 - 01 - Bottom

From: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare

Genre: Comedy

Topic: Preparations, acting, presentation, looking nice

Character: Male

Not a word of me. All that I will tell you is, that
the duke hath dined. Get your apparel together,
good strings to your beards, new ribbons to your
pumps; meet presently at the palace; every man look
o'er his part; for the short and the long is, our
play is preferred. In any case, let Thisby have
clean linen; and let not him that plays the lion
pair his nails, for they shall hang out for the
lion’s claws. And, most dear actors, eat no onions
nor garlic, for we are to utter sweet breath; and I
do not doubt but to hear them say, it is a sweet
comedy. No more words: away! go, away!

  • Neil: [about auditioning for A Midsummer Night's Dream without permission] There are certain things in life where you know it's a mistake, but you don't really know it's a mistake because the only way to know that it really is a mistake is to make that mistake and go, "Yup. That was a mistake." So, really, the bigger mistake would be to not make the mistake because then you'll go about your whole life not knowing whether it was a mistake or not.
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Act 05, Scene 01 - 01 - Oberon

From: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by William Shakespeare

Genre: Comedy

Topic: Love, happiness

Character: Male

Now, until the break of day,
Through this house each fairy stray.
To the best bride-bed will we,
Which by us shall blessed be;
And the issue there create
Ever shall be fortunate.
So shall all the couples three
Ever true in loving be;
And the blots of Nature’s hand
Shall not in their issue stand;
Never mole, hare lip, nor scar,
Nor mark prodigious, such as are
Despised in nativity,
Shall upon their children be.
With this field-dew consecrate,
Every fairy take his gait;
And each several chamber bless,
Through this palace, with sweet peace;
And the owner of it blest
Ever shall in safety rest.
Trip away; make no stay;
Meet me all by break of day.