A Midsummer Night's Dream

In A Dr. Dre/ Taylor Swift Mixtape

Theme: Love varies inversely with despair

Everything Hermia experiences in the beginning of the play makes her believe that love is awesome. But when the tables turn and Helena is everyone's favorite, the love drops and the despair increases. Fortunately, everything is okay in the end.
Taylor Swift - 22

22 by Turur Swuft

"Everything will be alright/if you keep me next to you

You don't know about me/but i'll bet you want to

everything will be alright/if we keep dancing like we're"

Taylor Swift - Shake It Off

Shake It Off by T Swazzle Dazzle


"And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate

Baby I'm just gonna shake, shake, shake

Shake it off"


In the beginning of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hermia has a ton of haters. Theseus, Hippolyta, Demetrius, Helena. But powered by Lysander's love, she just shakes it off.
Safe & Sound feat. The Civil Wars (The Hunger Games: Songs From District 12 And Beyond)

Safe and Sound by Tayler Sweft

"You'll be alright/No one can hurt you now

Come morning light/You'll be safe and sound"


When Lysander and Hermia run away together, Hermia think that she will be safe and sound with Lysander. But inevitably, trouble follows them in the form of Demetrius and Helena.

Taylor Swift - I Knew You Were Trouble

I Knew You were Trouble by Tay-Swigswag

"And he's long gone when he's next to me

And I realize the blame is on me

'Cause I knew you were trouble when you walked in"


When Hermia wakes up from the first night on the run, she is woken up to a mind-boggling calamity. Lysander and Demetrius both love Helena. She thinks Demetrius has caused this. She always knew he was trouble, since she first met him.
Dr Dre Ft. Snoop Dogg - Still D.R.E. (CLEAN)

Still Dre by THE Dr. Dre

"Still the beat bangs, still doing my thang

Since I left, ain't too much changed, still"


Helena is the new popular girl. Helena is still the same Helena. Hermia is still the same Hermia. Why is this happening?

Dr. Dre ft. Eminem - Forgot About Dre (clean) [CDQ]

Forgot about Dre by Dr. Dry

"Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say

But nothing comes out when they move their lips

Just a bunch of gibberish

And the dudes act like they forgot about Dre"


Disbelief turn to confusion when all the dudes (Lysander, Demetrius) forgot about Hermia. All they talk about now is Helena. The despair keeps increasing and the love decreasing.

Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me

You Belong With Me by Aylor-Tay Ift-Sway

"If you could see/that I'm the one

Who understands you/been here all along

So why can't you see

You belong with me

You belong with me."


Confusion turns to despair for Hermia. She knows that Lysander and her are made for each other. But Lysander is stuck on a girl who doesn't appreciate him as much as she does.

I Need a Doctor (Clean)

I Need a Doctor by Doctorella Dre

I'm about to lose my mind

You've been gone so long

I'm running out of time

I need a doctor"


Despair turns to depression. But this is aimed at herself more than Lysander. She has to get back on the horse and continue with her life. But how? Lysander was her life.

The Watcher(Original from 2001) Dr. Dre clean with lyrics

The Watcher by Dre, M. D.

"Everywhere that I go
Ain't the same as befo' (The watcher)
People I used to know
Just don't know me no mo' (The watcher)"


Hermia watches the ensuing drama over Helena's love unfold. Her message in this song is aimed at any bystanders, specifically Theseus and Hippolyta. Everywhere she goes, things aren't the same as before.

Taylor Swift - Love Story

Love Story by Tyler Swifte

"Romeo, save me, they try to tell me how to feel.

This love is difficult but it's real.

Don't be afraid, we'll make it out of this mess.

It's a love story, baby, just say, yes."


Thanks to Oberon the couples are reunited and all is well. Hermia and Lysander's love is stronger and realer than ever, after all of the mess that they've been through. And the love story of a Midsummer Night's dream is all okay in the end.