Just re-read this, my ESL version of Midsummer Night's Dream. Someone in France was interested in it. I haven't seen it for a while. Makes me chuckle :-) Class 6c did a fantastic job.
Reading a thesis on Waiting for Godot at the moment, good stuff. How I LOVE the play.
On ONE level (of many), the characters are insignificant, they carry the story, and the symbols express the message of the writer, whatever that may be, because it is up to the reader to interpret what they see and hear. Only the audience is of importance. Hello. :-)