December 08


Favorite Quotes from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”



For anyone who knows me well, it is quite obvious why “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is my favorite book and which character I would play. It is a story about mischief and love. The idea of contrast is a basic building block of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The entire play is constructed around groups of opposites and doubles.

In the spirit of all of this and a Sunday night where I am spending it cooking homemade Italian food and listening to opera, here are my 5 favorite quotes from the play.

“If we shadows have offended,
Know but this and all is mended.
That you have but slumbered here,
While these visions did appear,
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding, but a dream.”

“You have her father’s love, Demetrius. Let me have Hermia’s. Do you marry him.”

“Lovers and madmen have such seething brains
Such shaping fantasies, that apprehend
More than cool reason ever comprehends.”