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The Mechanicals


The Mechanicals are some of Shakespeare's best loved comic characters. A group of workmen, brought together to put on a play for Theseus, they exhibit all sides of human nature. Bottom, the central character in the group, is essential to the plot of the play, as he becomes the object of Titania's blind infatuation.

The Mechanicals are broadly drawn characters. They are superstitious, uneducated. The language and verse they use is rougher, less polished than that of the Court.

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