Can anyone help me. I am teaching Midsummer Night's Dream and my students and I were wondering why the timeline seems screwed up. Theseus tells Hermia that she has four days until his wedding and her decision, but Hermia and Lysander say they are going to run away the next night. That is when the whole play takes place, but when the lovers are awaken, Theseus says that it is his wedding day. It seems he is about 2-3 days off, isn't he?