Asterisk denotes entries on real places.
*Westminster Palace. London home of the British Parliament, where the moonlit face of the clock below Big Ben anchors the play’s second act in the reality of Victorian London. A sentry marches back and forth in precise fashion, meditating on the structure of party politics. The fairies have come to London in support of Strephon, the half-mortal shepherd, and the power they bring from their own magical world upsets the boundaries and expectations of Westminster and the House of Lords. Ultimately, the fairy queen reunites Strephon’s mother with her long-lost husband, the lord chancellor, proposes marriage to the sentry, and pairs off her troops with members of Parliament, who immediately sprout wings, and “away [they] go to Fairyland,” where “they will be surely happier.”