Hermia is in love with lysander, but she is forced by her father to marry demetrius. if she doesn't she must either be killed or become a nun.
lysander and Hermia make a plan to escape Athens and meet at midnight in the forest. Hermia tells Helena of the plans who, trying to win demetrius's heart tells him of the plans too.
Oberon and Titania have a fight over a little indian boy. Oberon gets Puck to fetch a love potion so that Titiania will fall in love with a beast. The play is practised in the forest.
Titania is under the spell of the love potion and falls in love with bottom who has the head of an ass. Lysander and Demetrius also fall under the spell of the love potion and both think they love Helena, who belieeves the two rivals are mocking her.
Everyone is relieved from the spell of the love potion by Oberon after Titania agrees to give him the boy.
Everyone comes back to Athens and the three happy couples get married.