SUMMARY OF A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM


Theseus and Hippolyta are planning their wedding when Egeus tells Theseus that his daughter (Hermia) won’t marry Demetrius but only Lysander. Theseus says Hermia must become a nun. So they flee to the woods after telling Helena the plan. The mechanicals decide to perform a play for Theseus\'s wedding.


In the woods Titania and Oberon argue about Titania’s changeling child. Oberon wants the boy, but she refuses. Oberon gets revenge by putting magic juice on Titania’s eyes making her fall in love with the first thing seen. Helena and Demetrius (who’s also in the woods) quarrel and Oberon orders Puck to put the juice on Demetrius’s eyes. But instead accidentally puts it on Lysander. Helena sees Lysander and he falls in love with her and chases her leaving Hermia. Oberon sees Puck\'s mistake and orders he puts the juice on Demetrius who then also falls in love with Helena. She becomes upset thinking the men are tormenting her.


The mechanicals are practicing their play when Puck gives Bottoms an ass’s head and they run away with fear. Bottom sees Titania, and she falls in love with him. Lysander and Demetrius prepare to fight for Helena. The spells are taken off Bottom, Lysander and Titania. Leaving Demetrius in love with Helena and Theseus lets all three couples get married then watch the disastrous but funny play.