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Titania name comes from Metamorphoses (used for Diana daughter of a Titan)
Word `Titan' in her name makes her sound very powerful (unlike other women in the play i.e.
Hippolyta, Hermia and Helena who are portrayed quite powerless due to circumstances)
In traditional folklore the fairy queen has no name…

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Talks about her intimate friendship with the votress `she gossiped by my side' image of her
being close
Notes as a happy time `when we have laugh'd to see the sails conceive' reminisces to a
time that excludes men and her marriage to Oberon (because she hates her situation right…

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In the original production she would most certainly have been placed in a curtained recess at
the back of the stage

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