Act V scene i Bottom (as Pyramus):  O kiss me through the hole of this vile wall. Andre Lambert 'Thisbe et Pyramus', 1930

Act V scene i Bottom (as Pyramus): O kiss me through the hole of this vile wall. Andre Lambert 'Thisbe et Pyramus', 1930

Pyramus & Thisbe in Art.  I found the Cupid in the background quite interesting.  It is Cupid, but can also be an angel foreshadowing Thisbe's death that comes in the next scene.

Andreas Nesselthaler - Pyramus and Thisbe (62,0 x 83,0 cm)

Pyramus & Thisbe in Art. I found the Cupid in the background quite interesting. It is Cupid, but can also be an angel foreshadowing Thisbe's death that comes in the next scene.

I thought this was funny because so many people don't realize Romeo and Juliet was an adaptation of Pyramus and Thisbe. Shakespeare even used Pyramus and Thisbe as a play within the play of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

I thought this was funny because so many people don't realize Romeo and Juliet was an adaptation of Pyramus and Thisbe. Shakespeare even used Pyramus and Thisbe as a play within the play of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Pyramus and Thisbē are two characters of Roman mythology, whose love story of ill-fated lovers is also a sentimental romance. The tale is told by Ovid in his Metamorphoses.

Pyramus and Thisbē are two characters of Roman mythology, whose love story of ill-fated lovers is also a sentimental romance. The tale is told by Ovid in his Metamorphoses.

Pyramus And Thisbe by Giovanni Caselli (Ovid's Metamorphoses/ Babylon/user:  Aethon)

Pyramus And Thisbe by Giovanni Caselli (Ovid's Metamorphoses/ Babylon/user: Aethon)

Pyramus and Thisbe from Metamorphoses, second anonymous French translation (Ovide moralisé). Made in Netherlands, last quarter of 15th Century.Royal 17 E IV f. 55 This painting represents the iconic scene from the story of Pyramus and Thisbe, made iconic from Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". The love between them was so strong it drove them to commit suicide. Their lives could no longer go on without the other by their side.

Pyramus and Thisbe from Metamorphoses, second anonymous French translation (Ovide moralisé). Made in Netherlands, last quarter of 15th Century.Royal 17 E IV f. 55 This painting represents the iconic scene from the story of Pyramus and Thisbe, made iconic from Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". The love between them was so strong it drove them to commit suicide. Their lives could no longer go on without the other by their side.

Pyramus and Thisbe C1745 Hard Paste Scene where Thisbe finds Pyramus' dead body, and then stabs herself.

Pyramus and Thisbe C1745 Hard Paste Scene where Thisbe finds Pyramus' dead body, and then stabs herself.

15th century (first quarter?) France?  Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France: L´Epistre d’Othea by Christine de Pisan

15th century (first quarter?) France? Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France: L´Epistre d’Othea by Christine de Pisan

Pyramus and Thisbe by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553). Original painting located at the Neue Residenz, Bamberg, Germany.

Pyramus and Thisbe by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553). Original painting located at the Neue Residenz, Bamberg, Germany.

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