In the play-within-a-play, Tom Snout plays the wall which separates Pyramus' and Thisbe's gardens. In Pyramus and Thisbe, the two lovers whisper to each other through Snout's fingers (representing a chink in the wall). Snout has eight lines under the name of Tom Snout, and twelve lines as The Wall.
Tom Snout was originally set to play Pyramus's father, but the need for a wall was greater, so he discharged The Wall. Snout is typically portrayed as a reluctant actor and very frightened.
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Presented by the Shakespeare Theatre, Washington, D.C. November 4, 2003-January 3, 2004
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