The Sandman - A Midsummer Night's Dream Summary & Analysis

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Summary

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" begins on June 23, 1593. Hamnet, a young boy, is traveling through rural England with his father and a caravan of wagons. The boy asks his father when they will get to the inn to stop, but his father says they aren't going to the inn. The boy asks where they will have their play if they're not heading for an inn. The father says that he does not know.

One of the players calls to the boy's father: "Will!" The father is William Shakespeare. The player asks Shakespeare if he could eat a pork pie during the performance and then sit on it to get a laugh. Shakespeare rejects the idea, telling the actor to stick to the script. Hamnet points out a man on the road ahead of them, and Shakespeare says that the man is their...

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