A Midsummer Night's Dream
‘Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind.’
In this Reader you will find: Information about William Shakespeare’s life | Focus On: The Elizabethan Theatre | Glossary of difficult words | Comprehension and extension activities | Final test
Tags Classic | literature | Love
Theseus of Athens is looking forward to his wedding to Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. But two other young couples are not so happy: Hermia wants to marry Lysander, but her father doesn’t agree. Helena loves Demetrius, but he wants to marry Hermia. The King and Queen of the Fairies don’t love each other any more, so they start to play tricks on each other. They involve their fairies, the lovers and a group of Athenian workmen who want to be actors. It’s a very unusual Midsummer Night, perhaps it’s a dream.