To be or … not that again, right? Instead of repeating the same old Shakespeare facts, this quiz will dig a little deeper into Shakespeare's life and career to give you enough unusual trivia to sound smart in English class.
When was Shakespeare born?
Yeah, actually. . .when was he born?
April 23, 1564
April 26, 1564
Where was Shakespeare's birthplace?
What was Shakespeare's father's profession?
John Shakespeare also held what position in Stratford?
a local grammar school
Part of Shakespeare's grammar school education would include:
a robust theatre program
Latin and Greek classics
At the age of 18, Shakespeare had what significant life event?
Shakespeare's wife's name is:
By 1585, the Shakespeares had:
After the birth of the twins, Shakespeare:
got a job as a swordmaker
bummed around town trying to write plays
only appears in the historical record in London, 1592
Shakespeare was part of what theater company?
The Happy Players
Lord Chamberlain's Men
The Globe Theatre Troop
What was the first Shakespeare play performed?
"Taming of the Shrew"
What year did the Globe open?
What's on Shakespeare's coat of arms?
Enough about the guy. The play's the thing! Which of these plays is a Shakespeare comedy?
"Timon of Athens"
When is "Cymbeline" set?
ancient Roman Britain
16th century York
What play was set in Shakespeare's England?
"The Merry Wives of Windsor"
"As You Like It"
What's Shakespeare's longest play?
What's the "First Folio?"
the first published collection of some of Shakespeare's work
the first five plays Shakespeare wrote
a Shakespeare play about two dueling lawyers
How many of Shakespeare's plays had never been published before the First Folio?
How many original copies of the First Folio still exist?
How were Shakespeare's plays published before the First Folio?
random people transcribed the plays as they watched