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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

    Correct Answer
    B. As You Like It
    Explanation
    The odd show out is "As You Like It" because it is a comedy, while the other three options are tragedies. Shakespeare wrote many famous tragedies, comedies, and histories, but "As You Like It" does not fit into the tragedy category.

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  • 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!

    Correct Answer
    B. West Side Story
    Explanation
    "West Side Story" is the correct answer because it is a well-known Broadway musical that was inspired by the story of Romeo and Juliet. The musical, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, tells the tragic love story of Tony and Maria, two young people from rival gangs in New York City. The musical became a huge success and is still performed and celebrated today for its timeless themes and memorable songs. "Rent," "Taming Of The Shrew," and "Oklahoma!" are all popular Broadway musicals, but they are not directly related to the story of Romeo and Juliet.

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  • 3. 

    Shakespeares lost play is called?

    • A.

      Cardenio

    • B.

      Carmelito

    • C.

      Cardiniolo

    • D.

      The Cardinal

    Correct Answer
    A. Cardenio
    Explanation
    Cardenio is the correct answer because it is widely believed to be Shakespeare's lost play. It was first performed in 1613 and was based on a story from Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote. Although the original manuscript has been lost, there are references to the play in historical documents and it is considered one of the missing works of Shakespeare.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Open Stages
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Open Stages". This answer is correct because it accurately identifies the name of the programme that the RSC is currently running to involve amateurs with Shakespeare. The term "Open Stages" suggests that the programme aims to provide opportunities for amateur performers to showcase their talent on stage, highlighting the inclusive nature of the initiative.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    D. The Taming Of The Shrew
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Taming Of The Shrew. The Musical Kiss Me Kate is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare's play The Taming Of The Shrew. It tells the story of a theater company's production of the play, while also exploring the complicated relationships between the actors. The plot of Kiss Me Kate mirrors the plot of The Taming Of The Shrew, with the main characters struggling with love, power dynamics, and gender roles. The songs and dialogue in Kiss Me Kate are based on Shakespeare's original play, making it a beloved musical adaptation of The Taming Of The Shrew.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. 84
  • 7. 

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

    • A.

      Cardenio

    • B.

      Cordelia

    • C.

      Camilla

    • D.

      Kate

    Correct Answer
    B. Cordelia
    Explanation
    King Lear had three daughters: Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia. Cordelia is the correct answer.

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  • 8. 

    Lenny Henry took the title role in this play recently?

    • A.

      Othello

    • B.

      Macbeth

    • C.

      Henry V

    • D.

      Julius Caesar

    Correct Answer
    A. Othello
    Explanation
    Lenny Henry recently played the title role in the play "Othello."

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  • 9. 

    The home of the Royal Shakespeare Company is in ...?

    • A.

      The Barbican

    • B.

      Leeds

    • C.

      Stratford

    • D.

      Stratford-Upon-Avon

    Correct Answer
    D. Stratford-Upon-Avon
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Stratford-Upon-Avon because it is the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Stratford-Upon-Avon is a town in Warwickshire, England, and it is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The Royal Shakespeare Company is a renowned theater company that performs Shakespearean plays and other classic works. They have their main theater, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, in Stratford-Upon-Avon, making it the home of the company. The Barbican is a performing arts center in London, and Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, neither of which are the home of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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  • 10. 

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

    • A.

      Globe

    • B.

      Mess

    • C.

      Theatre

    • D.

      Stage

    Correct Answer
    D. Stage
    Explanation
    Shakespeare once said "All the world's a stage," implying that life is like a play where everyone has a role to play. The word "stage" in this context refers to the platform on which actors perform, symbolizing the various stages or phases of life that individuals go through. This quote suggests that life is a performance, and each person has different parts to play in the grand scheme of things.

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