Robin Goodfellow, or Puck, is a mischievous fairy in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Sent by Oberon, king of the fairies, Puck plucks a flower kissed by Cupid's arrow. Using its juices, he creates a love potion to ensue hijinx among a group of young mortals.
Richard III was a hunchbacked, Machiavellian ruler of England in the late 1400's. Shakespeare's play of the same name, follows the ruler's short reign, culminating in Richard's death and the end of the War of the Roses.
Hamlet is a dark Shakespearean character who seeks revenge against his uncle, who murdered his father in order to seize the throne. Yorick, formerly a jester...is also dead. Hamlet raises Yorick's skull and despondently recalls how much wit and merriment used to venture from the skull's former personage.