A Midsummer Night's Dream Characters

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Attendants:

Attendants appear in several scenes during the play, and are sometimes mentioned in the stage directions as "others" or as Theseus's train. In lV.i, Theseus addresses attendants directly, instructing them to do various tasks. The attendants have no speaking parts.

Cobweb:

Cobweb is one of Titania's fairies. Cobweb is introduced to Bottom in III.i, and in IV.i, Bottom instructs Cobweb to kill a bumble be and retrieve its "honey-bag" (IV.i.10-13).

Duke of Athens (Theseus, Duke of Athens):

See Theseus

Fairies:

The fairies appear in several scenes, primarily as attendants of Oberon and Titania. Four of the fairies are individually identified as Cobweb, Moth, Peaseblossom, and Mustardseed and they serve Titania, and later, Bottom. In II.i, one unnamed fairy converses with Puck. In II.ii, Oberon and Titania appear each attended by a train of fairies. Later in the same scene, several fairies...

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