The Forest

We leave the comforts of home and get lost in the Forest…

The Realm of the Fairies

Rebelling against the Athenian court, Midsummer’s young lovers run away to the forest. No longer supervised, they will finally have the chance to chase their hearts’ desires. This journey is familiar to anyone who has ever left home in search of independence, but as the young lovers will soon find, people are seldom in control of the world.

 

The forest is a disordered place—a world controlled by a feuding fairy king and queen who represent the top layer of the play. They embody the forces of nature, conspiring against each other and causing chaos as the play unfolds.

 

The relationships of A Midsummer Night’s Dream are in disarray because the forces that control the world are at odds with one another. It is not until order is restored in this top layer that the young lovers can find order in their relationships.

...Fairies? In a forest...?

Scary Fairies?

They're not as nice as one would expect.

How does Titania's world differ from ours?

"Therefore the moon, the governess of floods,

Pale in her anger, washes all the air,

That rheumatic diseases do abound:

And through this distemperature we see

The seasons alter...and the mazed world,

By their increase, now knows not which is which:

And this same progeny of evils comes

From our debate, from our dissension."

                                                                         - Tatania 

How is it the same?