A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Hermia In love with Lysander
Helena In love with Demetrius
Demetrius In love with Helena
Lysander In love with Hermia
Hippolyta Amazon queen
Egeus Hermia’s father
Theseus Duke of Athens
Nick “Bottom” A weaver
Snout A tinker
Starveling A tailor
Robin Servant to fairy king
Cobweb Fairy queen attendant
Titania Fairy queen
Oberon Fairy king
Magical realm characters Titania, Oberon, and Puck
Mortal realm characters Helena, Egeus, and Hermia
Playwright William Shakespeare
Date written/performed 1594-1596
Genre Comedy
Green (reviewer) described directing style “high spirits and communitarian pageantry”
Green (reviewer) described production style “neither modern or period in style”
Green (reviewer) described set design “dominated by three enormous mossy trees, revolving platforms and woodland slide”
Scheck (reviewer) described costume design “aggressively colorful costumes, varying wildly in style”
Scheck (reviewer) described directing “infused the proceedings with a madcap, musical-theater atmosphere”
Pyramus & Thisbe a play within the play
Lysander’s line “For aught that I could ever read, could ever hear by tale or history, the course of true love never did run smooth.”
Hermia’s line “O, then, what graces in my love do dwell that he hath turned a heaven unto a hell!”
Nick’s line “I grant you friends, if you should fright the ladies out of their wits, they would have no more discretion but to hang us.”
Oberon’s line ” Come, my queen, take hands with me, and rock the ground whereon these sleepers be.”

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