the duke still really creeps me out but

I’ve been involved in multiple productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream over the last ten years and gone to see still more, and it only just hit me how fully hilarious it is that they make Snug the joiner (a meek little nerd in every production I’ve ever been aware of) go out and give a speech about how he’s not really a lion for fear of frightening the ladies in the audience, at the wedding of their duke to Hippolyta, the queen of the Amazons.