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SHAKESPEARE TRIVIA III

21) In Macbeth, which character says, "Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell"?


Malcolm says to Macduff: "Angels are bright still, though the brightest fell: Though all things foul would wear the brows of grace, Yet grace must still look so."

22) Which of Shakespeare's plays is rumored to be cursed?


In the backstage world of theatre, some actors believe that Macbeth is cursed, and refuse to speak its name aloud, referring to it instead as "The Scottish Play".

23) What actor played Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love?


The film depicts an imaginary love affair between Viola de Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow) and William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) while he was writing Romeo and Juliet.

24) In Much Ado About Nothing, which character is the illegitimate brother of Don Pedro?


Sometimes called "the Bastard", Don John is melancholy and sullen by nature, and he creates a dark scheme to ruin the happiness of Hero and Claudio.

25) What is the name of Launce's dog in The Two Gentlemen of Verona?


The highlight of the play is considered by some to be Launce, the clownish servant of Proteus, and his dog Crab, to whom "the most scene-stealing non-speaking role in the canon" has been attributed.

26) When did Shakespeare write his first play?


Most academics agree that Shakespeare wrote his first play, Henry VI, Part One around 1590 when he would have been roughly 25 years old.

27) What was Shakespeare's last play?


His last play, The Two Noble Kinsmen is believed to have been written in 1613 when he was 49 years old.

28) How many suicides are there in Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra?


There are five suicides in Antony and Cleopatra: Mark Antony, Cleopatra, Charmian, Iras and Eros.

29) Which character says, "The course of true love never did run smooth"?


Lysander said this in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

30) Who is the King of the Fairies in A Midsummer Night's Dream?


Oberon is the king of all the fairies who is feuding with his wife Titania.

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