7. By the Morning Light

A song for the young Athenians waking in the morning to be reunited.

The song video

Song 7: 'By the Morning Light' - Vocal

This episode of the story

Synopsis

Puck leads the lovers through the foggy night, using ventriloquism to keep them from bumping into one another.

One by one, they enter a clearing and fall asleep. Puck applies the magic flower to Lysander’s eyes, so that he might fall in love with Hermia again when he wakes.

Titania and her fairies wait on the transformed Bottom until both he and the bewitched queen fall asleep.

Oberon witnesses the scene, takes pity on Titania and releases her from the flower’s spell. She wakes, sees Oberon, instantly loves him again and is reconciled. She recoils at the sight of the sleeping Bottom with his donkey head. Oberon tells Puck to change Bottom back to his former state.

Resources

A Midsummer Night's Dream - A Musical for Schools
By the Morning Light - Lyrics
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By the Morning Light - Music
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Song 7: 'By the Morning Light' - Instrumental

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