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Know Your Shakespeare


Here’s how to play…Identify the quote by telling me what book it’s from.  Leave a comment with the # of the quote and the title of the book and I’ll cross it off the list.  No Googling, that’s cheating and no fun!  If you know them all, please don’t guess every one.

 Hint: The quotes came from these plays.  Some are used twice.  A Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Richard III, Romeo & Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night

1. “Parting is such sweet sorrow” ROMEO & JULIET

2. “Beware the ides of MarchJason, Julius Caesar

3. “Off with his head!” RICHARD III

4. “The course of true love never did run smooth” A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

5. “The lady doth protest too muchJanet, Hamlet

6. “All that glitters is not gold” THE MERCHANT OF VENICE

7. “Double, double toil & troubleJason, Macbeth

8. “To sleep, perchance to dream- ay, there’s the rub”  HAMLET

9. “A plague on both your housesJason, Romeo &Juliet

10. “All the world’s a stage” AS YOU LIKE IT

11. “Cowards die many times before their deaths” JULIUS CAESAR

12. “Something wicked this way comes” MACBETH

13. “Lord, what fools these mortals beLisa, A Midsummer Night’s Dream

14. If music be the food of love, play on” TWELFTH NIGHT

15. “The winter of our discontent” Duane, Richard III

March 23, 2008 - Posted by | Quizzes | , ,


  1. #15, the one with the typo🙂 (“our” instead of “out”), is Richard III.

    And I could swear #3 is from Alice in Wonderland.🙂


    Comment by Duane | March 24, 2008 | Reply

  2. Duane, You are correct about both things. But, Off with his head is also from one of the plays. Good catch!

    Comment by stacybuckeye | March 24, 2008 | Reply

  3. #7 is from Macbeth. I think #3 is from Waterboy.

    Comment by Blog Admirer | March 24, 2008 | Reply

  4. Ok, Off with his head is very popular🙂 Waterboy, really? Hint: It is from Act III, Scene IV.

    Comment by stacybuckeye | March 24, 2008 | Reply

  5. #13 is from a Midsummer Night’s Dream (and also from one of Neil Gaiman’s early Sandman series of graphic novels).

    Comment by Lisa Damian | March 24, 2008 | Reply

  6. Hint-The first 3 plays guessed also have another quote on the list.


    Comment by stacybuckeye | March 24, 2008 | Reply

  7. #9 is Romeo & Juliet

    Comment by Blog Admirer | March 25, 2008 | Reply

  8. #5 Hamlet

    Comment by jb | March 26, 2008 | Reply

  9. #2 is Julius Caesar

    Comment by Blog Admirer | March 27, 2008 | Reply

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