That fair again unsay. Demetrius loves your fair. Your eyes are lode-stars and your tongue's sweet air More tuneable than lark to shepherd's ear, When wheat is green, when hawthorn buds appear. Sickness is catching; o, were favour so, yours would I catch, fair Hermia, ere i go! My ear should catch your voice, my eye your eye, my tongue should catch your tongue's sweet melody. Were the world mine, demetrius being bated, The rest I'd give to be to you translated. O, teach me how you look, and with what art you sway the motion of Demetrius' heart!
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Or, if there were a sympathy in choice, war, death, or sickness, did lay siege to it, making it momentary as a sound, Swift as a shadow, short as any dream, Brief as the lightning in the collied night That, in a spleen, unfolds both. If then true lovers have ever cross'd, It stands as an edict in destiny. Then let us teach our trial patience, because it is a customary cross, As due to love as thoughts and dreams and sighs, wishes and tears, poor Fancy's followers. A good persuasion; therefore, hear me, hermia. I have a widow aunt, a dowager Of great revenue, and she hath no child- From Athens is her house remote write seven leagues- And she respects me as her only son. There, gentle hermia, may i marry thee; And to that place the sharp Athenian law Cannot pursue. If thou lovest me then, Steal forth thy father's house to-morrow night; And in the wood, a league without the town, Where i did meet thee once with Helena to do observance to a morn of may, there will I stay for thee. I swear to thee by cupid's strongest bow, by his best arrow, with the golden head, by the simplicity of Venus' doves, by that which knitteth souls and prospers loves, And by that fire which burn'd the carthage queen, When the false Troyan under sail. Look, here comes Helena. God speed fair Helena! Call you me fair?
How chance the roses there do fade so fast? Belike for want of rain, which I could well Beteem them from the tempest of my eyes. For aught that I could ever read, could ever hear by tale or history, the course of true love never long did run smooth; But either it was different in blood- hermia. Too high to be enthrall'd to low. Or else misgraffed in respect of years- hermia. Too old to be engag'd to young. Or else it stood upon the choice of friends- hermia. To choose love by another's eyes.
I must confess that I have heard so much, And with Demetrius thought to have spoke thereof; But, being over-full of self-affairs, my mind did lose. But, demetrius, come; And come, egeus; you shall go with me; I have some private schooling for you both. For you, fair Hermia, look you arm yourself to fit your fancies to your father's will, Or else the law of Athens yields you up- Which by no means we may extenuate- to death, or to a vow of single life. Come, my hippolyta; what cheer, my love? Demetrius, and Egeus, go along; I must employ you in some business Against essay our nuptial, and confer with you of something nearly that concerns yourselves. With duty and desire we follow you. Exeunt all but lysander and hermia lysander. How now, write my love! Why is your cheek so pale?
Take time to pause; and by the next new moon- The sealing-day betwixt my love and me for everlasting bond of fellowship- Upon that day either prepare to die for disobedience to your father's will, Or else to wed Demetrius, as he would,. Relent, sweet Hermia; and, lysander, yield Thy crazed title to my certain right. You have her father's love, demetrius; Let me have hermia's; do you marry him. Scornful Lysander, true, he hath my love; And what is mine my love shall render him; And she is mine; and all my right of her I do estate unto demetrius. I am, my lord, as well deriv'd as he, as well possess'd; my love is more than his; my fortunes every way as fairly rank'd, If not with vantage, as Demetrius And, which is more than all these boasts can be, i am belov'd. Why should not I then prosecute my right? Demetrius, i'll avouch it to his head, made love to nedar's daughter, helena, and won her soul; and she, sweet lady, dotes, devoutly dotes, dotes in idolatry, upon this spotted and inconstant man.
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To you your father should be as a god; One that compos'd your beauties; yea, and one to whom you are but as a form in wax, by him imprinted, and within his power to leave the figure, or disfigure. Demetrius is a worthy gentleman. In himself he is; But, in this kind, wanting your father's voice, the other must be held the worthier. I would my father look'd but with my eyes. Rather your eyes must with his judgment look. I do entreat your Grace to pardon.
I know not by what power i am made bold, nor how it may concern writing my modesty In such a presence here to plead my thoughts; But I beseech your Grace that I may know The worst that may befall me in this case,. Either to die the death, or to abjure for ever the society of men. Therefore, fair Hermia, question your desires, Know of your youth, examine well your blood, Whether, if you yield not to your father's choice, you can endure the livery of a nun, for aye to be shady cloister mew'd, to live a barren sister all your. Thrice-blessed they that master so their blood to undergo such maiden pilgrimage; But earthlier happy is the rose distill'd Than that which withering on the virgin thorn Grows, lives, and dies, in single blessedness. So will I grow, so live, so die, my lord, Ere i will yield my virgin patent up Unto his lordship, whose unwished yoke my soul consents not to give sovereignty.
She lingers my desires, like to a step-dame or a dowager, long withering out a young man's revenue. Four days will quickly steep themselves in night; four nights will quickly dream away the time; And then the moon, like to a silver bow New-bent in heaven, shall behold the night Of our solemnities. Go, philostrate, stir up the Athenian youth to merriments; Awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth; Turn melancholy forth to funerals; The pale companion is not for our pomp. Exit philostrate hippolyta, i woo'd thee with my sword, And won thy love doing thee injuries; But I will wed thee in another key, with pomp, with triumph, and with revelling. Enter egeus, and his daughter hermia, lysander, and demetrius egeus.
Happy be Theseus, our renowned duke! Thanks, good Egeus; what's the news with thee? Full of vexation come i, with complaint Against my child, my daughter Hermia. My noble lord, This man hath my consent to marry her. And, my gracious duke, this man hath bewitch'd the bosom of my child. Thou, thou, lysander, thou hast given her rhymes, And interchang'd love-tokens with my child; Thou hast by moonlight at her window sung, with feigning voice, verses of feigning love, and stol'n the impression of her fantasy with bracelets of thy hair, rings, gawds, conceits, Knacks. And, my gracious duke, be it so she will not here before your Grace consent to marry with Demetrius, i beg the ancient privilege of Athens: As she is mine i may dispose of her; Which shall be either to this gentleman Or to her. What say you, hermia? Be advis'd, fair maid.
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Unlike many of his other plays it does not include any historical figures. The feast of John the baptist was celebrated as an English festival on June 24 (Midsummer day) It was believed that on Midsummer Night that the fairies and witches held their festival. To dream about Midsummer Night was to conjure up images of fairies and witches and other similar creatures and supernatural events. A midsummer Night's Dream. Dramatis personae theseus, duke of Athens egeus, father to hermia lysander, in love with Hermia demetrius, in love with Hermia philostrate, master of the revels to Theseus quince, a carpenter snug, a joiner bottom, a weaver flute, a bellows-mender snout, a tinker starveling, a tailor. Scene: Athens and a wood reviews near. The palace of theseus, enter theseus, hippolyta, philostrate, and attendants theseus. Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour Draws on apace; four happy days bring in Another moon; but, o, methinks, how slow This old moon wanes!
King of the fairies) and Titania (queen of the fairies famous"s /"tions from, the"s from the play are amongst Shakespeare's most famous including 'The course of true love never did run biography smooth'. Details of this famous" follow, complete with information regarding the Act and the Scene, allowing a quick reference to the section of the play that these"tions can be found. Please click here for the full text of the script of the play. "The course of true love never did run smooth". (Act i, scene I). "The lunatic, the lover, and the poet are of imagination all compact." (Act v, scene I). History of a midsummer Night's Dream.
a performance. The setting for a midsummer Night's Dream. The setting for the drama is Athens in Greece. Theme of a midsummer Night's Dream. The play is categorised as a comedy. Number of words in a midsummer Night's Dream. The number of spoken words in the script, according to the complete public Domain Text is 17,200. Most important characters, the most important characters are: Hermia, lysander, bottom, puck, oberon (.
Puck (or Robin goodfellow) is a major character who is full of mischief and tricks. Other visitors to the enchanted forest include bottom the weaver and his friends Snug, Snout, quince and Flute who want to rehearse their dire but hilarious rendering of the play pyramus and Thisbe. Themes illustrated in the play are essay that love triumphs in the end and the pleasure of Dreaming the Impossible Dream. Information provided about the a midsummer Nights Dream play. William Shakespeare never published any of his plays and therefore none of the original manuscripts have survived. Eighteen unauthorised versions of his plays were, however, published during his lifetime in quarto editions by unscrupulous publishers (there were no copyright laws protecting Shakespeare and his works during the Elizabethan era). A collection of his works did not appear until 1623 ( a full seven years after Shakespeare's death on April 23, 1616) when two of his fellow actors, john Hemminges and Henry condell, posthumously recorded his work and published 36 of Williams plays in the. Some dates are therefore approximate other dates are substantiated by historical events, records of performances and the dates plays appeared in print. Date first performed, it is believed that a midsummer Night's was first performed between 15In the Elizabethan era there was a huge demand for new entertainment and a midsummer Night's Dream would have been produced immediately following the completion of the play.
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Text - script of a midsummer Night's Dream play by william Shakespeare. Cast and characters in a midsummer Night's Dream. Index of plays by william Shakespeare. Introduction - the play and the image displayed in the picture. This section is dedicated to a midsummer Night's Dream, the play by william Shakespeare. The picture is 18th century and image displayed represents the essence of the play which, we hope, will bring to life a famous scene or character from a midsummer Night's Dream. The information provided on this page includes famous"s /"tions, summary of the plot or story, facts about the play, a list of the cast and characters and access to the full text - script of a midsummer Night's Dream play by william Shakespeare. Summary of the plot or story. The main plot of Midsummer is a complex farce that involves two sets of couples (Hermia lysander and Helena demetrius) whose romantic intrigues are confused and complicated shredder still further by entering the forest where Oberon, the king of the fairies and his queen, titania, preside.