Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, A (Sparknotes Literature Guide)
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Sadly I then looked at the side of the book (page side up) and the majority of the pages are covered too. Nick Bottom, the weaver, is given the leading role of Pyramus, while Francis Flute, the bellows-mender, wins the female lead, Thisbe. He has chosen the play "Pyramus and Thisbe" to perform for Theseus' wedding and is in the process of casting roles. While they discuss their relationship, Egeus enters with his daughter, Hermia, and her two suitors, Lysander and Demetrius.
We work with experts to create books, blogs, quizzes, and flashcards that will help you master hard material. In the forest, unbeknownst to the mortals, Oberon and Titania (King and Queen of the faeries) are having a spat over a servant boy.
My son said this was useful to read for a quick review before the test, but he definitely recommends reading the actual play first, don’t just rely on this version! Theseus is intrigued by the paradoxical summary of the play, which suggests it is both merry and tragical, tedious and brief.
Theseus is upset because time is moving so slowly, but Hippolyta assures him the four days will quickly pass. The remainder of the roles are assigned, and the group plans to meet the following night at the Duke's oak for a rehearsal — the same woods where Hermia and Lysander plan to meet on their flight from Athens.A Midsummer Night's Dream opens with Theseus and Hippolyta planning their wedding, which takes place in four days.