First performed around 1596, Shakespeare’s comic fantasy of four lovers who find themselves bewitched by fairies is a sly reckoning with love, jealousy and marriage. For centuries it’s been one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays. Read a character analysis of Puck, the plot summary, and important quotes.


Read one-minute Sparklet summaries, the detailed scene-by-scene Summary & Analysis, the Full Play Summary, or the Full Play Analysis of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


See a complete list of the characters in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and in-depth analyses of Puck, Nick Bottom, Helena, Theseus, Hermia, Lysander, Demetrius, Titania, and Oberon.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the literary devices in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, from the major themes to motifs, symbols, and more.

Quick Quizzes

Test your knowledge of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with quizzes about every section, major characters, themes, symbols, and more.


Get ready to ace your A Midsummer Night’s Dream paper with our suggested essay topics, helpful essays about historical and literary context, a sample A+ student essay, and more.

Further Study

Go further in your study of A Midsummer Night’s Dream with background information about William Shakespeare and the play, movie adaptations, links to content around the web and suggestions for further reading.