Both men have the hots for Hermia, which leaves poor Helena unloved though she loves Demetrius. This causes Lysander and Hermia to elope into the forest, where things really get freaky.
Back in the city however, there is a group of actors organizing a play. Reviewer's Name:. This play shines at how good its humor is, and is jammed pack with drama. Seeing Demetrius quarreling with Helena, he orders his subject, Puck, to deploy it on Demetrius.
Titania is protecting an Indian boy that Oberon wants, so Oberon gets his faerie Puck to go receive a love potion, so that Titania will now be distracted by love and Oberon can snatch the Indian child.
Amazon page The backdrop for this story involves two young men Lysander and Demetrius and two young women Hermia and Helena.
Oberon, king of the fairies, has in his possession a Cupid-like potion that will make its victim fall madly in love with the next person he or she sees. For Hermia to escape getting married to someone she doesn't love, she and Lysander run off into a forest where they are outside the law.