Now in the forest, a group of craftsmen are rehearsing a play that was to be performed in the marriage of Theseus. In the forest, unbeknownst to the mortals, Oberon and Titania King and Queen of the faeries are having a spat over a servant boy. They agree to meet the next night in the woods to rehearse the play. It is the well-known tragedy of Pyramus and Thisbe, two lovers separated by a wall. She is offended by his advances and runs away but Lysander follows her, leaving the sleeping Hermia alone. When Lysander admits that he and Hermia were eloping, Egeus insists that the law be brought down on their heads.
Bottom is unaware of the transformation and walks unworriedly through the woods. Now Hermia refuses to marry Demetrius. By this time, the Duke and other couples have all been married, and it's about time for them to seek their celebratory entertainment. Helena is desperately in love with Demetrius, who seems to have abandoned her in favour of Hermia. Alla fine, come nelle migliori tradizioni, tutto si aggiusta e le nozze celebrate. Hermia enters, searching for Lysander, and is astounded by Lysander's behaviour toward Helena.
Theseus decides to overbear Egeus and let the lovers get married that day with him. The problem is that Helena's a clinger—she won't leave him alone because she wants to be his one true love. Lysander protests, but is overruled by the law. Theseus is overjoyed and graciously insists that the two reunited couples should marry on the same day that he marries Hippolyta. Therefore the lion is supposed to announce that he is not a lion, but only a common man. Nick Bottom, the weaver, is to play the lover Pyramus, while Flute, the bellows-mender, begrudgingly agrees to play Thisbe.
Plus, Demetrius has way too much baggage—he used to go steady with Hermia's friend Helena, who is still in love with Demetrius. The magical juice will make her fall in love with first person she sees upon waking up. Bottom and falls in love with him and starts chasing him. Theseus and Hippolyta find the sleeping lovers in the forest and take them back to Athens to be married. .
As day starts to break, Oberon realizes the extent of Puck's errors with the young lovers. Although Theseus finds Lysander to be an upstanding young man, he advises Hermia to perform her duty as a respectful child and marry Demetrius as her father commands, for he feels obligated to uphold Athenian law. Theseus sees the four sleeping lovers and orders the huntsmen to wake them with their horns. His friends want to hear his story, but Bottom tells them there isn't time for that: They must prepare for the play. To learn more, visit our.
Oberon realizes that Puck has anointed the wrong Athenian with the love juice. Pyramus finds Thisbe's cape all torn and looking like a lion mauled it. Quince instructs the group to meet tomorrow night in the forest in order to rehearse in private. From the Duke's palace, the scene switches to the cottage of Peter Quince, a carpenter who directs a group of amateur actors in his free time. Nick Bottom, the weaver, is given the leading role of Pyramus, while Francis Flute, the bellows-mender, wins the female lead, Thisbe. The play of 'Pyramus and Thisbe' is presented before the wedding guests.
Bottom, a histrionic person, shows off his skills by performing a short monologue for the group. Elsewhere in the forest, Lysander and Hermia are lost. The juice is dropped into the sleeper's eyes. The lovers run away from Athens but get lost in the woods. He insists she give him the child, and when she refuses, he takes his revenge.
The workmen arrive in the woods and start to practice their play. Together they return to Athens. She falls instantly in love. Puck runs into the sleeping pair and, seeing that Lysander is a young man dressed in Athenian clothes, Puck dumps the love juice in his eyes. When the men go off to duel in the forest, Helena runs.
Some local artisans and workmen have decided to perform a play for Theseus as a way to celebrate his wedding. After the happy couple leaves, Helena decides to squeal to Demetrius about Hermia and Lysander's plan to run away. However, it's clear the Mechanicals are horrible actors and are clueless about how to stage a play. Hermia is in love with Lysander, but her father wants her to marry Demetrius. Act 4, Scene 2 Quince, Flute, Snout, and Starveling meet at Quince's house. Puck ends the play by suggesting to the audience that the play might have been a dream.
Demetrius wakes and he too falls in love with Helena: To what, my love, shall I compare thine eyne? Lord, what fools these mortals be! When he is woken by Helena, he immediately falls in love with her and rejects Hermia. Titania tells Bottom how beautiful he is and how much she loves him. In act 1 scene 1, Theseus, who is a Duke of Athens, is excited to be marrying Hippolyta in just four days. They tell their plan to , a girl who is madly in love with Demetrius. Hermia then shows up, and is furious that Lysander is now wooing Helena.