A Midsummer Nights Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Act II
Act II, Scene I
  The fairy must make sure everything is perfect for the queen.     By the way the fairy acts; it is probably the one who prances     around on the stage. The fairy is the life of the play, the center     of everyone’s attention. The fairy is exciting and joyful.     The fairy must make sure the decorations are perfect and that     the Queen enjoys herself, and has a very good time.
      Oberon and Titania are fighting over the little boy that Titania     stole from the Indian king. Oberon wants the boy for himself     to go with him on his trips through the forest. Titania refuses     to give him the boy. She puts flowers in the little boy’s hair     and makes a big fuss over him. Titania and Oberon refuse to     speak to each other now. They don’t meet anywhere and their     arguing frightens the fairies, so they hide in acorn cups     and will not come out. He goes on to tell the fairy that he keeps     Oberon happy by playing tricks on people to make him laugh.
      Puck interacts with humans by playing mean tricks on them.     He scares the maidens in the village; he steals the cream from     the top of the milk, screws up the flour mills, and frustrating     housewives by keeping their milk from turning into butter.     He tricked a horse into thinking that he was a young female     horse. He hid at the bottom of an old woman’s drink disguised     as an apple, and when she took a drink he bobbed up against her     lip and made her spill the drink all over herself. He has played     many more harmful tricks on people.
      The power of “love-in-idleness” is the power to make someone     fall in love with the next living creature or person that they     see when they wake up from the potion that was put on their eyelids     while asleep. Cupid took an aim at a beautiful young virgin     but missed. The arrow then fell on a western flower, which     is now purple from the arrow of love. Oberon wants the flower     so he...