Midsummer night’s dream
Hi I’m Jeremy lackenby and I will be acting the role of Nick Bottom from Midsummer night’s dream. Nick Bottom is a working class citizen of Athens. He is a weaver during the day and an actor as night falls. Bottom is part of an acting group of artisans with Flute, Quince, Snug, Starveling and Snout. Their role in the play is to provide comedy by performing a play before Theseus and Hippolyta get married. He is one of the main characters in the play and is easily the funniest and well-loved. What I mean by well-loved is that he stands out in the play and is easily loved by the audience. Nick Bottom is a character in a Midsummer night’s dream that provides comic relief throughout the play, and is famously known for getting his head transformed into a donkey by the trickster puck. In the play bottom is given a rather prominent role in the several scenes he appears in, although he is not a lead character in the play. Bottom is unique from all the other characters, because of the considerable contribution his character brings to the comedic value of the play, and also because he is the only character able to enter fully in to both the Royal world and the world of the fairies. Both of these worlds give Bottom a chance to show a bit more of his comical character. Bottom the weaver is a direct reflection of these two worlds. He brings the rational and irrational elements of the play together in several ways. Bottom is indeed one of Shakespeare’s most memorable creations. He is first introduced during the casting of (Pyramus and Thisbe). Bottom is ready to take on anything. He wants to play every part in the play. This can be seen as he says: “An I may hide my face, let me play Thisbe too”. He also talks about playing the role of a lion as well. Bottom feels like he can sweep from one emotion to the other. He does not want to constrict himself to one role, to limit his talent. Just like his talent he doesn’t believe in the idea that loving one...
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