A few important things to think about as you read Act I:
1. What are Theseus and Hippolyta discussing at the start of the play?
2. How does Hippolyta get engaged (betrothed) to Theseus?
3. Why is Egeus upset and angry?
4. What will happen to Hermia if she refuses to marry Demetrius?
5. What plan do Lysander and Hermia make?
6. Why does Helena tell Demetrius about Lysander and Hermia's plan?
7. Who are the characters in scene two, and what are they planning?