I have a story, strange but true,
That I would like to share with you.
I set the stage to begin my show,
In Athens, Greece, so long ago.
Now let me take you back in time,
When a Duke named Theseus was in his
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
• the longest day, hot,
• dark, secretive,
spooky, witching hour
• fantasy, takes you
away from reality,
anything is possible,
escape who you are
and become what you
want to be
• Duke of Athens
• Queen of the Amazons
• Young lady, loves
• A nobleman, loves Hermia
• Hermia’s friend, loves
• Another nobleman, loves
• A weaver, actor in a
• King of the fairies
• Queen of the fairies
Duke Theseus ruled Athens and was top in command;
He governed his people with a firm , steady hand.
A Queen , named Hippolyta, would soon share his life;
In just four days, they’d be husband and wife.
Throughout this great city, the excitement grew;
A huge feast was proposed. Entertainment too!
These arrangements were made at a feverish rate.
But the business of governing would not wait.
Demetrius And Helena
In the old days, there was a stupid law.
Girls had to marry whoever their father
picked or their heads would get chopped
off their necks! Hermia’s father did not
think Lysander was good for her. He
ordered her to marry Demetrius.
Drawing and Story by Alison (age 7)
“You’ve got to be kidding!” Helena cried;
I know it’s Hermia you want for your bride.”
“Not a chance!” said Lysander “It’s you I love!”
“Who would not change a raven for a dove?”
Pupil’s book, pg34 - Extract from Act II
Read and Answer
1.What does Oberon order Puck to find?
2.What does the juice from the flower do?
3.What does Puck do to Nick?
works like a dream
• Activity 1: The scene you read in your book is
an introduction to the magical world of fairies.
Draw a picture of Puck as you imagine him to
look like and write a paragraph about him and
works like a dream
• Activity 2: Puck’s Diary
Imagine you are Puck. Write your diary for the
day Oberon asks you to find the magic flower
and play a trick on Titania. You should write
•why Oberon is angry
•how he plans to get revenge on Titania
•your journey to find the flower
•how you used the flower
•how you think you’ve done everything Oberon asked you to do