In Athens, Greece, a young man, Demetrius, has a problem.
‘Please, Hermia. I love you!’
‘No, Demetrius. I love Lysander!’
‘Love is never easy! Let’s run away together!’
Helena is Hermia’s friend. She loves Demetrius.
‘Demetrius, you know Hermia is running away to the forest with Lysander …’
‘I’m going to follow them.’
‘Well, I’m going to follow you.’
In the forest, the fairy king Oberon wants to play a trick on Titania, his queen.
‘Go and find a magic flower! I’ll put the juice in your eyes. It will make you fall in love
with the first thing you see.’
Oberon sees Demetrius and Helena. He doesn’t like the way Demetrius talks to Helena.
‘Helena, go away! I don’t like you!’
‘Puck! Put this on Demetrius’s eyes so he will fall in love with Helena!’
Puck sees Lysander sleeping, and thinks it is Demetrius. Lysander wakes up and sees
‘Helena, I love you!’
He doesn’t love Hermia any more!
A group of actors are in the forest, practising their play. Puck plays a trick on them
and changes Bottom’s head into a donkey’s. Naughty Puck!
‘What’s wrong? Hee-haw, hee-haw.’
Titania falls in love with Bottom