The play consists of four interconnecting plots, connected by a celebration of the wedding of Duke Theseus of Athens and the Amazon queen, Hippolyta, which is set simultaneously in the woodland and in the realm of Fairyland, under the light of the moon. The play opens with Hermia, who is in love with Lysander, resistant to her father Egeus' demand that she wed Demetrius, whom he has arranged for her to marry. Helena meanwhile pines unrequitedly for Demetrius.
Barbara Ehrenreich's Natural Causes is a hilarious and informative perspective on all the ways we and the medical system try to keep us alive. Ehrenreich begs the question of whether or not those things make us less happy as well. Great science read!