Peaseblossom? Cobweb? Moth?
Arthur Rackham: Puck and a Fairy

(Allusion to title)

Bottom surrounded by fairies
Henry Fuseli: Titania, Bottom and the Fairies
  • Matthew Wallhead: A Midsummer Night's Dream (Ars Magica)
  • Wendy Froud et al.: A Midsummer Night's Faery Tale
  • Emma Craig: A Midsummer Night's Magic
  • Kathryn Kramer: Midsummer Night's Desire
  • Cleo Chadwick: A Midsummer Night's Kiss
  • John Meade Falkner: A Midsummer Night's Marriage
  • K. M. Peyton: A Midsummer Night's Death
  • Trevor Barnes: A Midsummer Night's Killing
  • Robert F. Baylus: A Midsummer Night's Murder
  • Lee Crosby: A Midsummer Night's Murder
  • Robert F. Baylus: A Midsummer Night's Murder
  • Ware Budlong: Midsummer Night's Murder
  • Jill Barnett, et alia: Midsummer Night's Madness
  • Uwe Timm: Midsummer Night
  • Elizabeth Shenkin: Midsummer's Nightmare
  • Frances Moyer Stevens: Midsummer Nightmare
  • John Heston Willey: Midsummer Nights with the Great Dreamer
  • Marvin Bell: Poetry for a Midsummer's Night
  • Julian Rios: Larva: Midsummer Night's Babel
  • Poul Anderson: A Midsummer Tempest
  • And ere a man hath power to say 'Behold!'
    The jaws of darkness do devour it up:
    So quick bright things come to confusion. (I,i)
  • Mark Cross: Jaws of Darkness
  • That would hang us, every mother's son. (I,ii)
  • Norman Lindsay: Every Mother's Son
  • Judith Arcana: Every Mother's Son
  • Annie D. Le Claire: Every Mother's Son
  • (Allusion to stage direction, II,i)
  • Denis Mackail: Another Part of the Wood
  • Ill met by moonlight, proud Titania. (II,i)
  • Leslie Ford: Ill Met by Moonlight
  • W. Stanley Moss: Ill Met by Moonlight
  • Mrs. Zenith Jones Brown: Ill Met by Moonlight
  • Sarah A. Hoyt: Ill Met by Moonlight
  • Mercedes Lackey & Roberta Gellis: Ill Met by Moonlight
  • And the imperial votaress passed on,
    In maiden meditation, fancy-free. (II,i)
  • Sydney Carroll: The Imperial Votaress
  • I'll put a girdle round about the earth
    In forty minutes. (II,i)

    Titania and Oberon
    Francis Danby:
    Scene from A Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Maria Aitken: A Girdle Round the Earth
  • D. N. Richardson: A Girdle Round the Earth
  • Hugh Barty-King: Girdle Round the Earth: Story of Cable and Wireless and Its Predecessors
  • Bath Festival Society: A Girdle Round About the Earth: Astronomical & Geographical Discovery, 1460-1630
  • Never harm
    Nor spell nor charm,
    Come our lovely lady nigh. (II,ii)
  • Alicen White: Nor Spell Nor Charm
  • A crew of patches, rude mechanicals. (III,ii)
  • Nora Ratcliff: Rude Mechanicals
  • Lord, what fools these mortals be! (III,ii)
  • Francis Boon: Lord, What Fools
  • Edward Bacon: Lord, What Fools
  • Bernard Travaille: What Fools These Mortals Be
  • Believe me, king of shadows, I mistook. (III,ii)
  • Susan Cooper: King of Shadows
  • Ann Marston: King of Shadows
  • Margaret Yeo: A King of Shadows
  • Methought I was enamour'd of an ass. (IV,i)
  • Barron's Education Series: Enamoured of an Ass
  • I never heard
    So musical a discord, such sweet thunder. (IV,i)
  • John Blunsden: Such Sweet Thunder
  • Peter Nicholson: Such Sweet Thunder
  • I have had a most rare vision. (IV,i)
  • Eileen Wallis: A Most Rare Vision
  • I will get Peter Quince to write a ballad of this dream; it shall be called Bottom's Dream, because it hath no bottom. (IV,i)
  • John Updike: Bottom's Dream
  • The lunatic, the lover and the poet
    Are of imagination all compact:
    . . .
    The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,
    Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to
    And as imagination bodies forth
    The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
    Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
    A local habitation and a name. (V,i)
  • Ralph L. Finn: The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet
  • Noel Woodein: A Fine Frenzy
  • Robert Baylor, comp.: A Fine Frenzy
  • Herbert Read: Forms of Things Unknown
  • Mark Stavig: Forms of Things Unknown
  • Walter Sawyer: A Local Habitation
  • Ellen Kay: A Local Habitation
  • Norman Nicholson: A Local Habitation
  • Guy Butler: A Local Habitation
  • John Frederick Nims: A Local Habitation
  • Masters, the duke is coming from the temple; and there is two or three lords and ladies more married. (IV,ii)
  • Terry Pratchett: Lords and Ladies
  • Hard-handed men that work in Athens here,
    Which never labour'd in their minds till now,
    And now have toil'd their unbreathed memories
    With this same play, against your nuptial. (V,i)
  • Marcia Talley: Unbreathed Memories
  • A tedious brief scene of young Pyramus
    And his love Thisbe; very tragical mirth.
    Merry and tragical! Tedious and brief!
    That is, hot ice and wondrous strange snow. (V,i)
  • Guy Sprung: Hot Ice
  • Ross Angel: Hot Ice
  • Robert J. Casey: Hot Ice
  • Al W. Clark: Hot Ice
  • Leo Grex: Hot Ice
  • Henry Seymour: Hot Ice
  • Robert Derek Steeley: Hot Ice
  • Simon Waldron: Hot Ice
  • Nora Roberts: Hot Ice
  • Steve Metcalfe: Strange Snow
  • His speech was like a tangled chain;
    nothing impaired, but all disordered. (V,i)
  • Ruth A. Fox: A Tangled Chain
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    Last updated 1 October 2007.