After much confusion throughout the play, three pairs of lovers, including Theseus and his Queen, Hippolyta, are about to be married.
Here Puck, a mischievous spirit, prepares for the fairy blessing of these weddings, banishing all the threats to the lovers' happiness.
He calls Hecate's team of dragons to come forth and bring the darkness.
Hecate is the goddess of night, and only after the darkness can we see the light.
(Above pictures: Hermia & Helena)
(Lysander & Demetrius)
(Titania & Nick Bottom)
(And Robin Goodfellow, of course) Bring on the day!