William Shakespeare: Midsummer Night's Dream, Dramatis Personae

Updated September 23, 2019 | Infoplease Staff

Dramatis Personae

  • Theseus, Duke of Athens.
  • Egeus, father to Hermia.

In Love with Hermia.

  • Lysander
  • Demetrius


  • 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


  • Other fairies attending their King and Queen.
  • Attendants on Theseus and Hippolyta.


Athens, and a wood near it.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sources +