theseus and hippolyta

-like the festival king and queen (Barber)

-do little, preside over the action

-theseus is eager for their wedding to take place, while Hippolyta is more patient (I i 1-11) - perhaps because she would prefer to remain single and independant.

-mythical sources: amazons and Theseus in Greek mythology (see background material in the Encyclopedia Britannica)

Theseus in the Perseus encyclopedia.

Hippolyta (Hippolyte) in the Perseus encyclopedia.

-amazons in the play (Montrose)

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