Theseus, the Duke of Athens, is planning his marriage to Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. He hires Philostrate to plan the entertainment for a four-day-long marriage festival. Egeus, a local nobleman, arrives with his daughter Hermia, as well as Lysander and Demetrius. Egeus wants Hermia to marry Demetrius, who loves her, but Hermia is in love with Lysander. Hermia and Lysander plan to elope, and Helena, Hermia's friend who is in love with Demetrius, informs Demetrius of this, and, one after the other, they all end up in an enchanted forest. Oberon, Titania, and Puck, a particularly mischievous sprite, contrive, after a lot of humorous mistakes, to make Lysander love Hermia and Demetrius love Helena. The play ends with a group wedding.
This report prepared by Judy Berman