How did Theseus and Hippolyta come to be engaged in A Midsummer Night's Dream?

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The answer to your question on how the characters of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons, come to be engaged in William Shakespeare’s comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream may be found in lines 16-20 of act 1, scene 1 of the play. Following his instructions to Philostrate, Master of Revels, to “awake the pert and nimble spirit of mirth” and make preparations for the wedding feast that is to take place in four days, Theseus says the following...

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Last Updated by eNotes Editorial on December 12, 2019