The play explores human frailty and social hypocrisy. Sir Robert Chilton is accused of exploiting government secrets for his own gain early in his political career. With this revelation comes the threat of blackmail and the ruin of his career. But, to be a successful blackmailer, one’s own reputation must be beyond reproach.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy that was written between 1590 and 1596. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors, who are manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest.