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The Construct of a Midsummer Night's Dream

  • Date Submitted: 02/07/2012 02:29 AM
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream
I.   The Construct.
A. Characters:
1. Theseus – The duke of Athens.   He is engaged to Hippolyta.
2. Egeus – Hermia’s father. He gave Demetrius permission to marry Hermia.  
3. Lysander – A young Athenian man.   He is in love with Hermia, but can’t marry her due to her father’s wishes.   He is placed under a spell where he falls in love with Helena.
4. Demetrius – A young Athenian man. He is in love with Hermia in the beginning, but ends up being up in love with Helena.
5. Philostrate – The master of the Revels to Theseus.   He has to organize the entertainment for the Duke’s marriage.
6. Quince – A carpenter.   He is the leader of the craftsmen group that puts on a play for the Duke.
7. Snug – A joiner.   He is chosen to play the lion in the craftsmen play.   He is worried that the roars he is to make with scare people.
8. Bottom – A weaver.   He is chosen to play Pyramus in the craftsmen play.   He is overconfident, and wants to play more than one role in the play.   He often misuses words and makes small mistakes.   His head is turned into a donkey’s head, and then Titania falls in love with him.   Eventually his head is returned to normal.
9. Flute – A bellows-mender.   He is chosen to play Thisbe in the craftsmen play.   He speaks his lines in a high voice like a woman’s.
10. Snout – A tinker.   He is chosen to play Pyramus’s father in the craftsmen play.   He ends playing the part of a wall that divides the lovers.
11. Starveling – A tailor.   He is chosen to play Thisbe’s mother in the craftsmen play.   He ends up playing the part of the moonshine.
12. Hippoltya – She is the queen of the Amazons, who is engaged to Theseus.
13. Hermia – She is Egeus’s daughter.   She is in love with Lysander, and is a longtime friend of Helena.   She is very self-conscious of her height, and blames it when Puck causes Demetrius and Lysander to fall in love with Helena.   She is eventually restored to loving Lysander by the end of the play.
14. Helena...

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