A backstage view of the theater is provided in this story about Miranda Welch, a recent newcomer to the American Shakespeare Company and its touring production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Her fresh approach to the role of Helena, a part that she has long been familiar with, wins her considerable praise. When she is suddenly forced to take over as Titania, she becomes acutely aware of the igors involved in adapting her personal style to a new part. Miranda runs into personal difficulties, as well as dramatic, with the company -- in her conflicting romantic interests in a sympathetic actor and in her long term adviser, her relasions with a temperamental actress, and an unsympathetic stage manager. By the author of a number of books for teenagers, this is a very believable portrait of a young actress and the emotional problems she must face both on and off stage. Girls interested in theater will appreciate the objective attitude taken to Miranda's theatrical career.