Philostrate in A Midsummer Night's Dream


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Choose the best answer. In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Philostrate is the Master of Revels to Theseus, Duke of Athens. What is his main job?

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1. As the Master of Revels in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Philostrate is the ultimate authority on courtly theatrical performances. He has the power to do which of the following?

2. In A Midsummer Night's Dream, the general problem with Philostrate's choice of entertainment options for Theseus' wedding is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To test your knowledge of the role Philostrate has in A Midsummer Night's Dream, go through the quiz and worksheet. For the quiz specifically, you need to be aware of this character's main job and his power.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Test your comprehension of the following topics:

  • Why the performances Philostrate has lined up for Theseus' wedding are surprising
  • The problem with the Pyramus and Thisbe play
  • Philostrate's main job
  • Power that Philostrate has

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on Philostrate in A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why there is a problem with the Pyramus and Thisbe play and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Philostrate's job and power

Additional Learning

To learn more about this character, look at the accompanying lesson called Philostrate in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Some goals you can complete using this lesson include:

  • Determine when the Elizabethan Era was
  • Review Philostrate's specific task in this play
  • See who made up the Revels Office