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...?
They're not as nice as one would expect.