Yes… it’s time… This is the scene where Demetrius and Lysander try to beat each other up and Helena and Hermia go at each other full of fury. This is the big fight scene. And it’s what you’re going to script out and perform next.
You will WRITE your scripts in your guilds, but you will not necessarily perform your script with your members! That means everyone’s scripts need to be thorough and understandable because someone else might get it handed to them to perform.
Here’s what happens in this scene:
- Puck tells Oberon that he managed to get Titania to fall in love with a donkey! They’re both thrilled.
- They see Demetrius and Hermia. Hermia is accusing Demetrius of doing something to Lysander. Demetrius, angry, says he did not do anything to Lysander.
- Hermia storms off, and Demetrius decides to rest.
- Oberon, furious at Puck, tells Puck to fix the mess he’s made.
- Oberon annoints Demetrius’s eyes while Puck goes off to find Helena and lead Helena to Demetrius.
- Helena, followed by Lysander, enter — they wake up Demetrius — Demetrius wakes up… aaaaaaaand…
- Demetrius falls madly in love with Helena.
- Helena accuses both boys of mocking her and teasing her.
- Both boys completely denounce (abjure!) their love for Hermia… aaaaaaaand…
- Hermia enters. Lysander rejects Hermia and Hermia freaks out.
- Helena thinks Hermia is part of the big joke, too — she thinks Hermia is teasing her, too.
- Hermia thinks Helena has stolen Lysander away from her.
- The boys go after one another, determined to prove which one loves Helena more.
- The girls go after one another, fighting over the boys. Helena teases Hermia’s short stature, and Hermia teases Helena’s height.
- Puck thinks all this mayhem is AWESOME, but Oberon tells him he’s made a mess of everything and needs to fix it by getting everyone rounded up and back to sleep.
- Puck leads the lovers around the forest by imitating the lovers’ voices so that they’ll follow him. Eventually, he gets them all in the same place.
- The lovers fall asleep, and now — you and your guild need to figure out what happens from lines 448-464 (page 56).
That’s a lot to cover! But it’s a lot of fun stuff to cover. And here’s where I’m gonna make it a little harder on ya —
Everything is in rhyme. The majority of it — meaning I’ll let ya slide here and there — should be in rhyming couplets. Check out how Shakespeare did it. For the mot part, it’s in rhyme, so for the most part, yours should be, too.
Have FUN with this one. But keep it clean!