To a wood, in the dark of night,
Fair Hermia and Lysander steal away.
In the midst of their secret flight,
Fairies make mischief, confusion and play.
Helena, spurned by Demetrius, tells him of the lovers’ plan.
Demetrius, spurned by Hermia, chase to the lovers gives.
Helena, love-sick and forlorn, follows this rough, unfeeling man
In whose heart no love for Helena lives.
Under moonlight, Oberon and Titania, the fairy king and queen
Quarrel over a little boy who to the queen belongs.
Oberon with his henchfairy, Puck, schemes
To make Titania, to a Donkey, sing love’s sweet songs.
Oh what fools these Mortals be!
Yes, Fairy Puck, I quite agree.