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  • 1. A Midsummer Night’s Dream By: Juan Marquez P.3
  • 2. About the Play
    • A midsummer night’s dream was written around 1594 and 1596 by William Shakespeare
    • This play is one of Shakespeare’s many romantic comedies
    • This play was first performed at about 1595 and 1596
    • Info and Picture: http://www.william-shakespeare.info/shakespeare-play-a-midsummer-nights-dream.htm
  • 3. Act I
    • Hermia is to marry Demetrius because her father wants her to, but she is in love with another man named Lysander
    • She decides to elope with her love Lysander, and runs away into the forest. She tells her close friend Helena about her plan
    • Helena tells Demetrius in hopes that he will forget about Hermia and stay with her
    • However, Demtrius follows them into the forest with Helena
    • Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream . Boston: David R. Godine Publisher, 1982. Print.
    • Picture: http://hqwalls.blogspot.com/2007_12_01_archive.html
  • 4. Continued
    • Quince and his fellow actors are going to perform a play
    • They will be performing for the duke’s wedding
    • They are all very excited to b playing this big venue
    • Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream . Ware, England: Wordsworth Editions, 1992. Print.
  • 5. Act II
    • Hermia an Lysander spend the night in the forest
    • Demetrius and Helena sleep nearby
    • Meanwhile Oberon seeks revenge and Puck is sent to Titania to give her a love potion
    • Shakespeare, William . "William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream ACT I. 1. SCENE I. Athens. A room in the Palace of THESEUS. ." The Literature Page N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2009.
    • He is also ordered to give the love potion to Demetrius so he will fall in love with Helena
    • He mistakenly gives it to Lysander who wakes up and falls in love with Helena
    • He also plays a trick on bottom and turns his head into a head of donkey
  • 6. Act III
    • Titania wakes up an sees Bottom and falls in love with him
    • Oberon realizes That Puck made a mistake and gives the potion to Demetrius
    • Lysander and Demetrius duel for Helena’s love
    • Puck puts them to sleep and restores Lysander’s love for Hermia
    • Shakespeare, William, Charles Lamb, and Mary Lamb. A Midsummer Night's Dream . London: Watts, 1972. Print.
    • Picture: http://www.shakespeare-1.com/plot-summaries/bsshk11h/midsummernightsdream.html
  • 7. Act IV
    • Oberon takes the spell off of Titania
    • The lovers wake up and Egeus finds them
    • He says Lysander should be punished for eloping with his daughter
    • Theseus says they are allowed to be together and overrules the law
    • Demetrius remains in love with Helena and they al go to the duke’s wedding
    • William Shakespeare Plays N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2009. <http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-plays.htm>.
  • 8. Act V
    • The couples come together t Theseus and Hippolyta’s Wedding
    • Bottom and his actors perform their play an entertain the guests
    • Oberon comes and blesses the three couples
    • <http://find.galegroup.com/srcx/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T001&prodId=SRC-1&docId=EJ2126400019&source=gale&userGroupName=onta38245&version=1.0>.
  • 9. Is this play still performed?
    • A Midsummer Night’s Dream is still being played in large theaters around t world
    • The reviews still say that it is a very funny play
    • This play surely will continue to last and pack theaters everywhere
    • <http://find.galegroup.com/srcx/infomark.do?&contentSet=IAC-Documents&type=retrieve&tabID=T003&prodId=SRC-1&docId=A168179004&source=gale&userGroupName=onta38245&version=1.0>.
  • 10. Works Cited
    • Internet: Shakespeare, William . &quot;William Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream ACT I. 1. SCENE I. Athens. A room in the Palace of THESEUS. .&quot; The Literature Page N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2009.
    • William Shakespeare Plays N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Dec. 2009. <http://www.william-shakespeare.info/william-shakespeare-plays.htm>.
    • &quot;A Midsummer Night's Dream.&quot; Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . 4 Dec 2009, 14:53 UTC. 6 Dec 2009 < http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=A_Midsummer_Night%27s_Dream&oldid=329670799 >.
    • &quot;Plot Synopsis: A Midsummer Night's Dream.&quot; Shakespeare for Students . Ed. Mark W. Scott. Detroit: Gale Research, 1992. Student Resource Center - Gold . Gale. Colony High School. 5 Dec. 2009 <http://find.galegroup.com/srcx/infomark.do?&contentSet=GSRC&type=retrieve&tabID=T001&prodId=SRC-1&docId=EJ2126400019&source=gale&userGroupName=onta38245&version=1.0>.
    • Books: Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream . Boston: David R. Godine Publisher, 1982. Print.
    • Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream . Ware, England: Wordsworth Editions, 1992. Print.
    • Shakespeare, William, Charles Lamb, and Mary Lamb. A Midsummer Night's Dream . London: Watts, 1972. Print.
    • Periodicles: Bernardo, Melissa Rose. &quot;A Midsummer Night's Dream.(THE REVIEWS: STAGE)(Theater review)(Brief article).&quot;   Entertainment Weekly. 952 (Sept 7, 2007): 86. Student Resource Center - Gold . Gale. Colony High School. 7 Dec. 2009 <http://find.galegroup.com/srcx/infomark.do?&contentSet=IAC-Documents&type=retrieve&tabID=T003&prodId=SRC-1&docId=A168179004&source=gale&userGroupName=onta38245&version=1.0>.