A Midsummer Night's Dream

dramatis personae

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, betrothed 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.
Attendants on Theseus and Hippolyta.

[Scene: Athens, and a wood near it.]

Read the first scene.