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By William Shakespeare

In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare phases the workings of affection. Theseus and Hippolyta, approximately to marry, are figures from mythology. within the woods outdoors Theseus’s Athens, younger males and younger ladies type themselves out into couples—but now not ahead of they shape first one love triangle, after which another.

Also within the woods, the king and queen of fairyland, Oberon and Titania, conflict over custody of an orphan boy; Oberon makes use of magic to make Titania fall in love with a weaver named backside, whose head is quickly remodeled into that of a donkey by means of a hobgoblin or “puck,” Robin Goodfellow. ultimately, backside and his partners ineptly degree the tragedy of “Pyramus and Thisbe.”

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