Design for the Stage
Puck is the jester to Oberon, king of the fairies, and is mischievous. He finds great joy in playing tricks on the other characters, which adds an element of humor to the play.
Puck likes to goof around but also gets things things done, for example when he goes to get the love juice for Oberon. It is then when Puck mistakenly put the potion into
Lysander’s eyes and sets in motion the plot of the play. In the end we all realize how kindhearted Puck truly is when he tries to set it all right. Bottom:
One of the most obvious transformation Bottom goes through is when his head gets transformed into one of a donkey, without him knowing. Titania, who has been charmed with Oberons love juice, falls in love with Bottom, even though he has a donkey face.
Bottom is also a weaver and a craftsmen who can be a tad arrogant at times. He thinks very highly of himself and makes sure that everyone knows just how great and tricky he really is.
Oberon is many things in this play. He is King of the fairies, master of Puck, and married to Titania. Oberon not only has many different relationships with many different characters, he has many different personas and attitudes throughout the play. During parts of the play Oberon is a kindhearted hopeless romantic who pitties Helena and tries to use magic to get her with Demetrius. But he is also not so generous at times, like when he tricks his wife, Titania, just to get his way. At times he can be very manipulative, but at all times he demands respect from all. Titania:
Titania is the Queen of the fairies who is gracious yet strong willed. She will not give up the Indian boy she is raising even when her husband, and king, tell her to give him up.
She refuses to compromise herself and her honor. Lysander:
Lysander is in love with Hermia, but Hermia’s father will not allow them to get married so Lysander and Hermia