A Midsummer Night's Dream Sample

SUMMARY

A Midsummer Night's Dream is a play by William Shakespeare. Believed to have been written between 1590 and 1596, it portrays the events surrounding the matriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers wich controlled and manipulated by the fairies and a group of six amateur actors.

Exeunt [all but Puck]
PUCK: If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber'd here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend.
If you pardon, we will mend.
And, as I am an honest Puck,
If we have unearned luck
Now to scape the serpent's tongue,
We will make amends ere long;
Else the Puck a liar call.
So, good night unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends.
(5:1:417-434)

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