Amateur Stage Quiz Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare Quizzes & Trivia

This week we celebrate Shakespeare in our new quiz. We are asking question based on general knowledge, great theatre and information found within the covers of Amateur Stage. See how you fare and be in the draw to win a prize.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Shakespeare wrote many famous tragedies, comedies and histories. One of these shows is unlike the others. Can you pick the odd show out?
    • A. 

      King Lear

    • B. 

      As You Like It

    • C. 

      Hamlet

    • D. 

      Macbeth

  • 2. 
    Romeo and Juliet was turned into a smash hit broadway musical called?
    • A. 

      Rent

    • B. 

      West Side Story

    • C. 

      Taming Of The Shrew

    • D. 

      Oklahoma!

  • 3. 
    Shakespeares lost play is called?
    • A. 

      Cardenio

    • B. 

      Carmelito

    • C. 

      Cardiniolo

    • D. 

      The Cardinal

  • 4. 
    The RSC is currently running a programme to involve amateurs with Shakespeare. That programme is called:
    • A. 

      Open Mic

    • B. 

      Open Stages

    • C. 

      The Bard Live

    • D. 

      Big Stages

  • 5. 
    The Musical Kiss Me Kate is based on which Shakespearean play?
    • A. 

      As You Like It

    • B. 

      Merry Wives Of Windsor

    • C. 

      Measure For Measure

    • D. 

      The Taming Of The Shrew

  • 6. 
    If you take the number of Nights in this famous Shakespearean play and MULTIPLY it with the number of Henry's that Shakespeare named his plays after you get this number.
    • A. 

      101

    • B. 

      62

    • C. 

      84

    • D. 

      32

  • 7. 
    King Lear had three daughters. They were Goneril, Regan and...?
    • A. 

      Cardenio

    • B. 

      Cordelia

    • C. 

      Camilla

    • D. 

      Kate

  • 8. 
    Lenny Henry took the title role in this play recently?
    • A. 

      Othello

    • B. 

      Macbeth

    • C. 

      Henry V

    • D. 

      Julius Caesar

  • 9. 
    The home of the Royal Shakespeare Company is in ...?
    • A. 

      The Barbican

    • B. 

      Leeds

    • C. 

      Stratford

    • D. 

      Stratford-Upon-Avon

  • 10. 
    Shakespeare once said "All the world's a...."?
    • A. 

      Globe

    • B. 

      Mess

    • C. 

      Theatre

    • D. 

      Stage