The following break-down of the text to A Midsummer Night's Dream comes from the Prentice Hall edition. I am not sure which text they used, as they do not give that credit.

Players' Roles
  • Actors
  • Reasearcher w/computer
  • Narrator- "whats going on?!"
  • Teacher- What should we learn?- Whats the big point?- Most important lines on the board.

30 minute prep
  • Read- Spark notes and scene
  • Block- who stands where
  • Rehearse


Act I

Scene 1

Lines 1-131 (pp. 2-7)
Characters: Theseus, Hippolyta, Egeus, Hermia, Demetrius, Lysander

Lines: 132-260 (pp. 7-12)
Characters: Hermia, Lysander, Helena

Scene 2

Lines 1-107 (pp. 12-16)
Characters: Quince, Bottom, Flute, Starveling, Snout, Snug

Act II

Scene 1

Lines 1-151 (pp. 17-23)
Characters: Puck, Fairy, Oberon, Titania, Robin

Lines 152-277 (pp. 23-28)
Characters: Oberon, Robin, Demetrius, Helena

Scene 2

Lines 278-317 (pp. 28-29)
Characters: Titania, Fairy, (Chorus), Fairy, Oberon

Lines 318-440 (pp. 29-34)
Characters: Lysander, Hermia, Robin, Helena, Demetrius

Act III


Scene 1

Lines 1-132 (pp. 35-40)
Characters: Quince, Bottom, Snout, Starveling, Robin, Flute

Lines 133-210 (pp. 40-43)
Characters: Titania, Bottom, Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Mote, Mustardseed

Scene 2

Lines 1-124 (pp. 43-48)
Characters: Oberon, Robin, Demetrius, Hermia

Lines 125-366 (pp. 48-57)
Characters: Lysander, Helena, Demetrius, Hermia

Lines 367-496 (pp. 58-63)
Characters: Oberon, Robin, Lysander, Demetrius, Helena, Hermia

Act IV

Scene 1

Lines 1-107 (pp. 64-68)
Characters: Titania, Bottom, Peasebottom, Cobweb, Mustardseed, Oberon, Robin

Lines 107-230 (pp. 68-73)
Characters: Theseus, Hippolyta, Egeus, Lysander, Demetrius, Hermia, Helena, Bottom

Scene 2

Lines 1-44 (pp. 73-75)
Characters: Quince, Starveling, Flute, Snug, Bottom

Act V

Scene 1

Lines 1-114 (pp. 75-80)
Characters: Hippolyta, Theseus, Lysander, Philostrate

Lines 114-455 (pp. 80-93)
Characters: Prologue, Theseus, Lysander, Hippolyta, Quince, Demetrius, Snout, Bottom, Pyramus, Flute, Snug, Starveling, Robin, Oberon, Titania