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While playing Pyramus, what dramatic convention does Bottom break in the following lines?

No, I assure you, the wall is down that parted their fathers.
Will it please you to see the epilogue, or to hear a Bergomask dance between two of our company


He breaks character as Pyramus and speaks directly to the audience.


He assumes to much authority when he contradicts the Duke and talks back to him.


He assumes that the Duke and the young couples enjoyed his performance and offers more entertainment for them.


He forgets to take a bow with the other actors and jumps right into the follow-up entertainment.


He explains parts of the play that weren't seen on stage, but that the audience would already know, such as the wall coming down.

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