In class we have been reading (pretty fast) a Midsummer Night's Dream and after every act we are jotting down the main points. this helps us when we need to look back.

Act 1

  • Theseus and Hippolyta want to marry quickly
  • Hermia wants to marry Lysander
  • Her Father wants her to marry Demetrius
  • She must marry Demetrius, become a nun or die
  • Helena is in love with Demetrius
  • Lysander and Hermia make a plan to run away
  • Demetrius used to fancy Helena but now he doesn't
  • Helena is trying to win back Demetrius
  • Helena is going to send Demetrius off after Hermia and Lysander

Act 2

  • Titania and Oberon have fallen out
  • We met mischevious Puck
  • Titania and Oberon fight. Titania wants the boy because she knew his mother
  • To take his revenge Oberon tells Puck to get cupids flower
  • Oberon turns invisible and hears Demetrius rejecting Helena
  • When Titania falls asleep Puck annoints her eyes
  • Lysander and Hermia are lost in the woods
  • Puck annoints Lysander's eyes by accident
  • Helena and Demetrius come past but Demetrius runs away leaving Helena alone with Lysander
  • Lysander falls in love with Helena
  • She thinks he is mocking her and runs away
  • He runs away to pursue her
  • Hermia wakes and finds Lysander missing

Act 3

  • The mechanicals go into the wood to rehearse
  • Bottom wants to explain that nobody get killed and that the lion is not real so that the ladies in the audience are not scared.
  • Puck gives Bottom a donkey's head. Titania wakes up and falls instantly in love with Bottom
  • She sends her fairies to look after him
  • Titania has fallen in love with the "ass"
  • Puck realises he has annointed the eyes of the wrong person.
  • Oberon puts the juice in Demetrius's eyes sp he will fall in love Helena
  • Helena believes both men are making fun of her when they declare their love.
  • Hermia is shocked when Lysander says he hates her
  • Helena decides that Hermia must be in on the "plot"
  • Demtrius and Lysander continue to declare their love
  • Hermia becomes convinced that Lysander has really rejected her
  • The two women begin to argue. (fighting about short/tall)
  • The men decide to settle their differences by fighting
  • Puck is to ensure the men avoid one another and administer the antidote.
  • Oberon is going to take the changeling boy while Titania is distracted. He will then reverse the spell on her
  • At the end of the act Puck puts the antidote in Lysander's eyes so that the right couples will be restored