Titania is the Queen of the Fairies and is married to Oberon.
Oberon is King of the Fairies and is married to Titania.
Bottom is a weaver in Athens. He is rehearsing to be in a play for the Duke’s wedding celebrations.
Puck, also called Robin Goodfellow, is a fairy and Oberon’s servant.
Demetrius is a gentleman of the court of Athens. He is in love with Hermia and Egeus wants them to marry.
Hermia is the daughter of Egeus and is in love with Lysander. Her best friend is Helena.
Lysander is a gentleman in the court of Athens. He is in love with Hermia.
Helena is Hermia’s best friend. She is in love with Demetrius but he does not love her back anymore.
Theseus is Duke of Athens and engaged to marry Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons.
Egeus is the father of Hermia and a gentleman in the court of Athens.
The following activities are a great way to introduce the characters and ideas from the play for the first time.
Investigating the Characters (2011)
The activities can be found on pages 6-7 and take approximately 40 minutes.