Speeches (Lines) for Snout
in "Midsummer Night's Dream"

Total: 9

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# Act, Scene, Line
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Speech text

1

I,2,320

Quince. Robin Starveling, you must play Thisby's mother.
Tom Snout, the tinker.

Snout. Here, Peter Quince.


2

III,1,831

Bottom. There are things in this comedy of Pyramus and
Thisby that will never please. First, Pyramus must
draw a sword to kill himself; which the ladies
cannot abide. How answer you that?

Snout. By'r lakin, a parlous fear.


3

III,1,843

Bottom. No, make it two more; let it be written in eight and eight.

Snout. Will not the ladies be afeard of the lion?


4

III,1,850

Bottom. Masters, you ought to consider with yourselves: to
bring in—God shield us!—a lion among ladies, is a
most dreadful thing; for there is not a more fearful
wild-fowl than your lion living; and we ought to
look to 't.

Snout. Therefore another prologue must tell he is not a lion.


5

III,1,864

Quince. Well it shall be so. But there is two hard things;
that is, to bring the moonlight into a chamber; for,
you know, Pyramus and Thisby meet by moonlight.

Snout. Doth the moon shine that night we play our play?


6

III,1,877

Quince. Ay; or else one must come in with a bush of thorns
and a lanthorn, and say he comes to disfigure, or to
present, the person of Moonshine. Then, there is
another thing: we must have a wall in the great
chamber; for Pyramus and Thisby says the story, did
talk through the chink of a wall.

Snout. You can never bring in a wall. What say you, Bottom?


7

III,1,932

(stage directions). [Re-enter SNOUT]

Snout. O Bottom, thou art changed! what do I see on thee?


8

V,1,1998

Demetrius. No wonder, my lord: one lion may, when many asses do.

Snout. In this same interlude it doth befall
That I, one Snout by name, present a wall;
And such a wall, as I would have you think,
That had in it a crannied hole or chink,
Through which the lovers, Pyramus and Thisby,
Did whisper often very secretly.
This loam, this rough-cast and this stone doth show
That I am that same wall; the truth is so:
And this the cranny is, right and sinister,
Through which the fearful lovers are to whisper.


9

V,1,2049

(stage directions). [Exeunt Pyramus and Thisbe]

Snout. [as Wall] Thus have I, Wall, my part discharged so;
And, being done, thus Wall away doth go.


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