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Madness in the forest

  • Point #1

    Point #1
    Bottom, Quince, Snug, Flute, Snou, and Starveling gather in the forest to practise their play. "Pat, pat; and here's a marvelous convenient place for our rehearsal. This green plot shall be our stage." (III,I,2)
  • Period: to

    June 1st 1596

    *All the events occured in one evening*
  • Point #2

    Point #2
    Bottom is worried that; when Pyramus kills himself the ladies will be sad, that the lion will scare the crowd, there is no moonlight, and there is no wall.
  • Point #3

    Point #3
    Robin is annoyed that the actors are practising so close to where Titania is sleeping. "WHat hempen homespuns have we swagg'ring here. So near the cradle of the Fairy Queen." (III,I,72)
  • Point #4

    Point #4
    Robin turns Bottom's head into that of a donkey. When he returns his friends run away. Bottom thinks they are trying to scare him.
  • Point #5

    Point #5
    Titania wakes up and falls in love with Bottom.
  • Point #6

    Point #6
    Titania tells all the fairies to be kind and curteous to Bottom, and bring him anything he wants. "Be kind and curteous to this gentlemen. Hop in his walks, and gambol in his eyes." (III,I,155)
  • Point #7

    Point #7
    Robin tells Oberon that Titania has fallen in love with a ass (Bottom). He also says he used the love potion on the athenian.
  • Point #8

    Point #8
    Demetrius and Hermia walk in, Oberon sees that Robin put the potion on the wrong man. Lysander is now in love with Helena.
  • Point#9

    Robin puts the love potion on Demetrius. He then falls in love with Helena aswell.
  • Point #10

    Point #10
    Both men profess their love for Helena. Hermia becomes angry at Helena for stealing Lysander. Helena believes that they are all playing a mean joke on her.
  • Point #11

    Point #11
    Hermia and Helena start to fight. "O me, you juggler, you canker blossom, you thief of love- what, have you come by night and stol'n my love's heart from him." (III,II,282)
  • Point #12

    Point #12
    Demetrius and Lysander decided they will fight for Helena. "Now follow. if thou dar'st, to try whose right, of thine or mine, is most in Helena" (III,II,335)
  • Point #13

    Point #13
    Oberon tells Robin not to let the men fight.
  • Point #14

    Point #14
    Robin shifts places and makes the lovers believe that are chasing eachother.
  • Point #15

    Point #15
    The lovers become tired.
  • Point #16

    Point #16
    The lovers fall asleep and Robin puts the love potion on Lysander so that he will love Hermia, and Demetrius will love Helena.