SCEMEII: Athens. QUINCE’S house.
QUINCE: Is all our company here?
BOTTOM:You were best to call them generally,man by man, according to the scrip.
QUINCE: Here is the scroll of every man’s name,which is thought fit, through all Athens, to play in our interlude before the duke and the duchess, on his wedding-day at night,
BOTTOM:First, good Peter quince,say what the play treats on ,then read the names of the actors, and so grow to a point.
QUINCE: Marry, our play is ,The most lamentable comedy,and most cruel of Pyramus and Thisby.
BOTTOM:A very good piece of work, I assure you ,and a merry.Now, good Peter Quince, call forth your actors by the scroll.Masters, spread yourselves.
QUINCE: Answer as I call you. Nick bottom, the weaver.
BOTTOM:Ready.Name what part I am for,and proceed.
QUINCE: You, Nick Bottom, are set down for Pyramus.
BOTTOM:What is Pyramus?A lover,or a tyrant?
QUINCE: A lover, that kills himself most gallant for love.