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Act V begins in medias res, in the middle of things, with the following comment from Hippolyta: "Tis strange, my Theseus, that these lovers speak of. "(5.1.1)
What can you infer that she and Theseus have been discussing from this line?
The fact that the four young people have effectively divided themselves into two couples, thus working out the conflict of the play by themselves.
The story of Bottom's head being turned into that of an ass and becoming the lover of the queen of the fairies for a night.
Hippolyta thinks Egeus should be happy with how everything worked out. Instead, Egeus is still upset with his daughter marrying Lysander and Demetrius now wanting to marry Hermia.
The story of the enchanting and bewildering night that the lovers had the previous night in the woods.
The idea that instead of this day being a possible execution day for Hermia, it is her wedding day to the man whom she truly loves.