A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream Art and Culture Quotes
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PUCK If we shadows have offended,Think but this, and all is mended,That you have but slumber'd hereWhile these visions did appear.And this weak and idle theme,No more yielding but a dream, (Epilogue)
In the Prologue to A Midsummer Night's Dream, Puck encourages the audience to think of Shakespeare's play as nothing "but a dream." Why make such a comparison? Like dreams, plays aren't real – they're the product of imagination and fantasy and involve the momentary suspension of reality.