- Stuff That Happens In The Play

STUFF THAT HAPPENS

  • Theseus, Duke of Athens, plans his marriage to Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons.
  • Egeus interrupts to complain that his daughter Hermia has fallen in love with Lysander. Theseus orders Hermia to obey her father and marry Demetrius; or otherwise, she will be killed or sent to a nunnery.
  • Hermia and Lysander plan to escape to the woods, get married, and live off money from Lysander's rich aunt.
  • Hermia's friend Helena, who loves Demetrius, reveals the plan to him. Demetrius chases Hermia and Lysander into the woods. Helena chases Demetrius into the woods.
  • In the woods, Oberon, the fairy king, and Titania, the fairy queen, quarrel over the possession of a changeling boy.
  • Oberon sends Puck to put a spell on Titania so that she will fall in love with the first creature she sees when she awakes.
  • Nick Bottom and his fellow workmen ("rude mechanicals") come into the woods to rehearse a play for Theseus and Hippolyta's wedding celebration.
  • Puck places an ass's head upon Bottom. Titania wakes and promptly falls in love.
  • Oberon commands Puck to put a spell on Demetrius so that he falls in love with Helena; Puck, however, mistakes Lysander for Demetrius.
  • Confusions, corrections, coupling, and play-going ensue.

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