A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare

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What props are needed to perform Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream ?

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Props are any small objects that are used by actors in a play to help them tell the story, which exclude the set design. If we were to use as few props as possible with minimal set design, there are a few objects that would be useful for telling the story of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

The most central prop would be a purple flower to use as the flower that has been enchanted by Cupid's arrow. It would be preferable to use a pansy as Oberon refers to the flower by the name "love-in-idleness," which is another name for "pansy" (II.i.171). We also know that the flower should be purple because Oberon describes it as being "purple with love's wound" (170).

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