A Midsummer Night's Dream

Trama della commedia Sogno di una notte di mezza estate di William Shakespeare e descrizione personaggi in inglese (3 pagine formato doc)

Appunto di elocin17
This comedy was composed by William Shakespeare in 1593 -95 and is divided in five acts, written in prose and verses.
All the actions are narrated by dialogues.


The action begins at the noble court of Theseus: the Duke of Athens. In the beginning of the story Theseus announces he will marry Hippolyta, the queen of the Amazons in four days and he hears that Egeus wants his daughter Hermia to marry his chosen suitor Demetrius but she has refused because she's in love with Lysander, who Egeus dislikes. Theseus declares Hermia must marry Demetrius, or choose between death or joining a nunnery and gives her four days in which to decide what to do.
So Lysander and Hermia decide to flee to the forest: in fact with this escape they can travel to the house of Lysander‘s aunt and there will be married. Helena, Hermia's best friend, hears this and decides to inform Demetrius, whom she loves. She decides to do that with the hope to become more liked by Demetrius but Demetrius loves only Hermia and decides to look for her in the forest. So Helena goes in the forest with Demetrius and hopes they will all meet. Meanwhile a band of laborers in which there are Quince, Bottom, Flute, Starveling, Snug, and Snout organizes, in the same place, a play to be performed at Theseus' wedding.

In the forest, Oberon (the King of the Fairies) argues with Titania (the Fairy Queen) because he wants to have her child as his page. Titania objects, asserting she is queen.
To triumph over the Queen, Oberon orders to his servant, Puck, to spread on Titania's eyes, when she sleeps, the magic nectar which will causes the victim to fall in love with the first one she sees.
So Titania falls in love with Bottom, whose head has been turned into that of an ass.
In the same time Oberon sees that Demetrius is very cruel with Helena and orders to Puck to spread the nectar also to his eyes to fall in love him with her.