CHALLENGE 1: Bottoms speech!

We are going to start posting challenges for the young people eat Silhouette Youth Theatre. Anyone can join in!

Many of you know A Midsummer Nights Dream and the ‘death speech’ by Bottom at the end of Pyramus and Thisbe. Below is a copy of that speech.


O wherefore, Nature, didst thou lions frame?
Since lion vile hath here deflower’d my dear:
Which is–no, no–which was the fairest dame
That lived, that loved, that liked, that look’d
with cheer.
Come, tears, confound;
Out, sword, and wound
The pap of Pyramus;
Ay, that left pap,
Where heart doth hop:

Stabs himself

Thus die I, thus, thus, thus.
Now am I dead,
Now am I fled;
My soul is in the sky:
Tongue, lose thy light;
Moon take thy flight:

Exit Moonshine

Now die, die, die, die, die.


The challenge is: Can you do the scene above in ONE MINUTE. You can perform it anywhere in your house / garden etc. You can include other people in your performance. You can do an audio or video recording. You have got ONE WEEK to do it and send it in.

How to upload: You can upload it to youtube / vimeo and then post a link. You can email it directly to Silhouette (members know the email address). You can go in to the members area and upload it there. Any issues – let us know!

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