A Midsummer Night's Dream Summary & Study Guide

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Act I:

In Athens, as Theseus and Hippolyta prepare for their wedding, Egeus approaches the Duke to complain about Hennia's unwillingness to marry Demetrius. Theseus tells Hennia that the punishment for her obstinacy is either death or life imprisonment in a cloister, Undaunted, Hermia decides to seek refuge from Athenian law by escaping , with Lysander into the forest. But Helena, in whom Hermia has confided, betrays her friend to Demetrius, hopingto win his favor. Unbeknownst to the aristocratic characters, Bottom and Quince decide to produce a play in honor of Theseus and Hippolyta's wedding.

Act III:

Bottom and his players assemble in the forest to rehearse their play, As the sleeping Titania awakens she catches sight of Bottom, whose head is transformed by Puck's magic into that of an ass. Titania declares her love for Bottom, and he humorously responds to her expressions of affection. Meanwhile, Oberon discovers...

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