A Midsummer Night's Dream Timeline of Events

  • Theseus (Duke of Athens) is preparing for his marriage to Hippolyta
  • Egeus goes into court with his Daughter Hermia and two young men who are Demetrius and Lysander
  • Egeus wants Hermia to marry Demetrius who is in love with her. But Hermia wants to marry Lysander
  • Hermia is warned by her Father of the consequences if she disobeys
  • Hermia and Lysander plan to escape to Athens and marry in Lysander's Aunts' house
  • They tell Helena, Hermia's friend who was once engaged to Demetrius and still loves him
  • Helena tells Demetrius about the planned elopement
  • Helena and Demetrius follow them into the woods
  • In the woods are two groups; The Fairies and Athenian Craftsmen rehearsing a play they hope to perform…


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