A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Also known as Robin Goodfellow Puck
Egeus’s Daughter, in love with Lysander Hermia
Once betrothed to Demetrius Hermia
The Duke of Athens Theseus
Loved Helena, then Hermia, then Helena again Demetrius
King of the fairies Oberon
Egeus’ choice to marry Hermia Demetrius
Loved by Hermia Lysander
Overconfident weaver, who plays Pyramus Bottom
A joiner who plays the part of a Lion Snug
Fell in love with an ass Titania
A carpenter who directs “Pyramus and Thisbe” Peter Quince
Engaged to Theseus Hippolyta
A mischievous fairy who loves “preposterous things best” Puck
Was the first to be given the love juice Titania
Remained under the love juice’s effect until the end of the play Demetrius
Mistook Lysander for Demetrius Puck
Disobeyed her father and planned to elope Hermia
Tall light-complexioned female Helena
Short dark-complexioned female Hermia
Wants his wife’s Indian changeling boy to be his knight Oberon
Thinks Demetrius and Lysander mock her Helena
Betrayed her friend hoping to win Demetrius’ favour Helena
Unwillingly plays part of Thisbe Flute
The total number of plays Shakespeare wrote 37
The fraction of Shakespeare’s plays that were comedies one-third
The year Shakespeare was born 1564
The year Shakespeare died 1616
A list of characters organized by families or by loyalty affiliations dramatis personae
The play takes it’s title from this day June 23rd
The play occurs around this date May Day
The play was written as early as 1592
The number of lines in the play 2150
A book that is produced by folding a large sheet into four and then binding the sheets to produce a book Quarto
Poetic form Shakespeare uses Blank verse
The rhythm pattern found in Shakespeare’s plays iambic pentameter
A book produced by folding large printed sheets in half and then binding the sheets folio
These are used to cue actors and readers where to pause and what words to emphasize colons/commas
The number of lines in the play that are written in prose 400
The play within the play performed at a wedding Pyramus and Thisbe
The poem takes place at these scenes Athens and in nearby woods
The term for a substitution of a “grotesque fairy offspring” for a “human child” changeling
Shakespeare used a number of these in creating the play sources
The place where Shakespeare was born Stratford
A carpenter, speaks the prologue Peter Quince
Master of the revels to Theseus Philostrate
In love with Hermia, but not loved by her Demetrius
King of the fairies Oberon
A joiner, plays Lion Snug
Duke of Athens, betrothed to Hippolyta Theseus
A tinker, plays Wall Tom Snout
In love with Demetrius, but not loved by him Helena
Queen of the Amazons, betrothed to Theseus Hippolyta
A tailor, plays Moonshine Robin Starveling
Queen of the fairies Titania
Fairies attending Titania Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth, Mustardseed
A bellows-mender, plays Thisbe Flute
A weaver, plays Pyramus Bottom
Robin Goodfellow and servant to Oberon Puck
In love with and loved by Hermia Lysander
The actors leave the stage exeunt
The actors remain manent
All Omnes
A speech or scene played in the balcony above the stage level or from higher up in the loft above, aloft
Horns are sounding offstage winding of horns
The actor leaves the stage exit
Words spoken off-stage in what the audience would assume is an unseen room, corridor or the outdoors within
A loud shout, signal call to arms. alarum
A trumpet call announcing the entrance of a royal procession sennet
A fanfare of trumpets, usually announcing the entrance of royalty flourish
Spoken directly to the audience or to a specified character and not heard by the others on the stage. aside
The actors enter from, or exit in, different directions severally
The actor is wounded and falls Falls
A speech or scene played from below the surface of the stage using a trap door Below, beneath
Musicians enter playing wind instruments hautboys
A speech given by a character when she/he is talking to him/herself. soliloquy
A poem written in iambic pentameter but having no rhyme blank verse
a form of extended metaphor Allegory
occurs when the reader or audience is aware of something that the character doesn’t know dramatic irony
occurs when the outcome of an event is the opposite of what is expected or when the real situation is the opposite of what it seems to be situational irony
occurs when something is said by the opposite of what is true or is meant verbal irony
a word that is used incorrectly by confusing it with a similar sounding word malapropism
comic characters used for humour or comic relief fool/clown
ad lib or improvise extempore
a person who weaves fabric weaver
a person who reapers an object of device with sides that allow it to expand and contract bellows-mender
a person who makes clothes to fit individual costumers tailor
a mender of pots, kettles, etc. tinker
a person who constructs the wooden components of a building joiner
evil creatures that were to be feared fairies
loud, confused noise clamorous
regret repent
near nigh
1. Preparation and celebration of Theseus and Hippolyta plot
2. Story of the four lovers plot
3. The comedy involving the rude mechanics plot
4. The play within the play plot
5. The fairyland sequences plot
Play that ends happily, usually with a marriage Comedy
Plutarch’s Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans source for Theseus
“The Knight’s Tale” from the Canterbury Tales source for Theseus
Ovid’s Metamorphoses source for Pyramus and Thisbe
John a Kent and John a Cumber source for fairies
Discoverie of Withcraft source for Puck
number of plays in quarto 18
Quince carpenter
Bottom weaver
Flute bellows-mender
Snug joiner
Tom Snout tinker
Robin Starveling tailor
What is the name of a comic character? Fool
Of whom is Hippolyta the queen? The Amazons
What does “pentameter” mean? Five feet
Who is the director of the Mechanicals’ play? Peter Quince
Where are Hermia and Lysander attempting to flee? Lysander’s aunt
When was shakespeare born? April 23rd 1564
How many sources did Shakespeare use? 5
What is the name of the Mechanicals’ play? The Most Lamentable Comedy and Most Cruel Death of Pyramus and Thisbe
Who plays the part of a woman in the play? Flute
What does the word “con” mean? memorize the lines
Hermia’s punishment for refusing to marry Demetrius is death or what? Banishment to a nunnery
Why does Egeus want Hermia to marry Demetrius? because he is a worthy gentleman
How can the law of Athens best be explained? a disobedient child can be put to death
In Act I Scene I, who does Egeus complain to Theseus about? Hermia
What are the five plots of the play? 1. The story of the four lovers 2. The fairyland sequences3. The comedy involving the rude mechanicals 4. The play within the play5. The planning of the wedding
What heading does “hautboys” and “omnes” belong under? People
Why do Lysander and Hermia meet in the woods? To sneak away to be married
Who thinks they can play any part in the play? Bottom

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