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Shakespeare

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What city was Shakespeare born in? Stratford-Upon-Avon
What city did Shakespeare spend much of his life living and working in? London
What country is Shakespeare from? England
What year was Shakespeare born? 1564
Who was on the throne for most of Shakespeare's life? Queen Elizabeth I
Who was on the throne at the end of Shakespeare's life? King James I
What was the name of Shakespeare's wife? Anne Hathaway
How many years older than Shakespeare was his wife? Eight
What is the name of Shakespeare's first daughter? Susanna
What are the names of Shakespeare's twins? Hamnet and Judith
What is one of Shakespeare's father's professions? Leather worker or glover
What was the first acting troupe that Shakespeare was part of? The Lord Chamberlain's Men
What was the name of the acting troupe that Shakespeare was in once King James I took the throne? The King's Men
What is the name of the theatre that Shakespeare was part owner of? The Globe Theatre
What kind of poems was Shakespeare famous for writing? Sonnets
How many sonnets did Shakespeare write? Over 150
Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Othello are examples of what type of play? Tragedy
Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew, and A Midsummer Night's Dream are examples of what type of play? Comedy
The Henry plays, the Richard plays, and King John are examples of what type of play? History
Shakespeare's sonnets deal with what type of love? Obsessive love
How many plays did Shakespeare write (that we know of)? Thirty Seven
How old was Shakespeare when he died? Fifty Two
What year did Shakespeare die? 1616
What is Shakespeare's nickname? The Bard
What destroyed the Globe Theatre in 1613? Fire
What play was being performed in the Globe Theatre when it caught fire? Henry VIII
What type of stage did Elizabethan playhouses have? Raised
The ground around the raised stage in a playhouse was called what? Yard
The poorest playgoers that watched plays from the yard were called what? Groundlings or Penny Stinkards
The richer playgoers watched plays from seating called what? Galleries
Acting troupes were sponsored by wealthy noblemen called what? Patrons
What play of Shakespeare's is about humans and faeries in the forest? A Midsummer Night's Dream
This Shakespearean comedy inspired the movie called 10 Things I Hate About You The Taming of the Shrew
This Shakespearean tragedy is about two teenage idiots who "fall in love" and die within one week Romeo and Juliet
This Shakespearean tragedy is about the Moor of Venice, who is driven into a jealous rage by his supposed "friend" Iago Othello
Thought to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote, this tragicomedy is set on a remote island The Tempest
This tragedy by Shakespeare is called the Scottish play, and is said to be cursed Macbeth
This French word means rebirth or revival Renaissance
What did acting troupes own that were jealously guarded? Scripts
Were women allowed to be actors? No
What disease was killing thousands during Shakespeare's time? The Black Plague
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