You are best to call them generally, mam by man, according to the scrip
Ten minutes later
Answer as I call you. NIck Bottom the weaver.
Ready. Name the part I am for, and proceed
You, Nick Bottom are set down for Pyramous.
What is Pyramus- a lover or a tyrant
Have you the lions part written? Pray you, if it be give it me, for I am slow of study.
That will ask some tears in the true performiening of it. If I do it , let the audience look to their to their eyes. I will move storms; I will condole in some measure. To the rest.-Yet my chief humor is for a tyrant. I could play Ercles rarely, or a part to tear a cat, to make it all split: The raging rocks And shivering shocks Shall break thee locks Of prison gates And Phibbus' car Shall shine from far And make and mar The foolish fates. This was lofty. Now name the rest of the players.This is Ercles' vein. A lover is more condoling
Snug the joiner you the lions part. And I hope here is a play fitted.
A lover that kills himself most gallant for love.
Let me play the lion too. I will roar that I will do any man's heart good to hear me. I will roar that I will make the Duke say "let him roar again. Let him roar again!"
You may do it extempore, for it is nothing but roaring
We will meet, and there we may rehearse most obscenely and courageously. Take pains. Be perfit. Adieu
And you should do it terribly, you would fright the duchess and the ladies that they would shriek, and that were enough to hang us all