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A Midsummer Night's Dream
Roles / Lead Parts

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This page shows which parts are for leads (ages 12-14), which are open to 10-11 year olds, and finally for those ages 8-9. It also shows which parts likely have double or triple casting (2-3 campers on stage playing the part at the same time), indicated by a capital (DC or TC) and which have solo songs. For parts in The Princess and the Pauper, click here.

For more on casting in general click here


Lead Parts (ages 12-14; occasional 11-year old)

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(DC?) Titania, Queen of Fairies   1 solo song, a few shorter solos
(DC?) Oberon, King of Fairies     1 solo song, a few shorter solos
(DC/TC?)  Puck, a Fairy          Some individual lines in songs
DC    Hermia                             Some individual lines in songs
DC    Helena                              1 solo; some individual lines
DC    Demetrius                        Some individual lines in songs
DC    Lysander                          Some individual lines in songs

Theseus, Duke of Athens            
Hippolyta, Queen of Amazons
Egeus, father of Hermia         1 solo song
TC  Nick Bottom, a Weaver    2 solo songs, some individual parts

**Chorus                                  3-5 songs, some challenging quartets
       **For the Vermont camp, these parts might be going to people in our high school / community program

Supporting parts (ages 12-14, or 10-11)

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Dewdrop Fairy                        Some solos in a duet song
Philostrate, Minister of Mirth

   Lead Mechanicals:       (all have a few solo lines in a song, and all can be either male or female onstage [names can change])
-- Peter Quince, a carpenter   
-- Francis Flute, a bellows-mender
-- Tom Snout, a tinker
-- Snug, a joiner
-- Robin Starveling, a tailor

Supporting Mechanicals     two songs, act in play-within-play
Egeus' Train                         sing in one song
Lords and Ladies of Theseus and Hippolyta
--- Possibility for Chorus if outstanding singer AND can hold a challenging individual part while others sing different parts

Youth Parts  (ages 8-9)   Students pick one:

Oberon's Fairies                 sing in two songs
Titania's Fairies                  sing two songs
 (Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth, Mustardseed have one line each)