At his palace, Theseus, duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, his fiancée, discuss their wedding, to be held in four days, under the new moon.
my dear Hippolyta I can not wait for the wedding
Impatient for the event and in a celebratory mood, Theseus orders Philostrate, his Master of the Revels, to “stir up the Athenian youth to merriments” and devise entertainments with which the couple might pass the time until their wedding
yes of couse sir
Philostrate you will come up with some celebratory activities
Philostrate takes his leave, and Theseus promise Hippolyta that though he wooed her with his sword (Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, presumably met Theseus in combat)
Egeus, a citizen of Athens, strides into the room, followed by his daughter Hermia and the Athenian youths Lysander and Demetrius. Egeus has come to see Theseus with a complaint against his daughter
Theseus my king my daughter refuses to marry Demetrius
Hermia if you do not marry Demetrius you will be senescent to death.
Hermia Egeus,Demetrius and Lysander all take there leave