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A Midsummer Night's Dream: Dramatis Personae

Please see Shakespeare's Characters: A to Z for a pronunciation guide.

Theseus, Duke of Athens

Egeus, father to Hermia

Lysander, Demetrius, in love with Hermia

Philostrate, master of the revels to Theseus

Quince, a carpenter

Snug, a joiner

Bottom, a weaver

Flute, a bellows-mender

Snout, a tinker

Starveling, a tailor

Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, bethrothed to Theseus

Hermia, daughter to Egeus, in love with Lysander

Helena, in love with Demetrius

Oberon, king of the fairies

Titania, queen of the fairies

Puck, or Robin Goodfellow

PeaseBlossom, Cobweb, Moth, Mustardseed, fairies

Other fairies attending their King and Queen; and attendants on Theseus and Hippolyta Scene: Athens, and a wood nearby

Next: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Act 1, Scene 1


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