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About Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre – A Midsummer Night's Dream
One of Shakespeare’s most delightful and funniest comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a riot of feuding fairies and criss-crossed love, with clod-hopping amateur actors and a magical potion adding to the mayhem.
In Athens, Helena is in love with Demetrius and Hermia is in love with Lysander. But Hermia’s father insists that she marry Demetrius. Hermia and Lysander decide to elope, confiding in Helena who in turn tells Demetrius, hoping honesty will win his heart. All four set out that night into the wood near Athens …
…where the fairy king and queen, Oberon and Titania, are arguing. When Oberon decides to resolve matters by using the juice of a magic flower, much confusion, mistaken identity and comedy ensues.
Last updated: December, 2018