One of the best known and most represented comedies. It does not seem that he has any clear literary antecedents. It's all the product of Shakespeare's imagination. The idea of the work is perfectly structured and sustained by brilliant language and situations. The basis of the intrigue is a series of loves and crossed or unrequited couples, and all under the influence of fairies. Hermia refuses her father Aegean's order to marry Demetrius because she loves Lysander. Demetrius has already offered his love to Helena and she reciprocates. According to Athenian law, Theseus, the Duke gives Hermia four days to obey her father. Otherwise she will be sentenced to death or enter a convent. Hermia and Lysander decide to escape and get married in secret.