Shakespeare Quiz

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

True or False. Shakespeare was born in 1564 in Stat ford.

True

True or False. Shakespeare received his college degree from a university in London.

False

True or False. Shakespeare married an older woman when he was only eighteen.

True

True or False. Actors depended on sold out audiences to support themselves.

False

True or False. Women's parts were played by young boys.

True

True or False. Scenery used in the plays was often donated by wealthy patrons.

False

True or False. Elaborate costumes were often borrowed from wealthy patrons.

True

Shakespeare's acting troupe was referred to as:

The Kings Men

An actor that Shakespeare frequently wrote dramatic line for was:

Richard Burbage

A flag flew here to announce an afternoon performance

hut

Often actors that "died" could slip away

trap doors

hid machinery for accents and descents

roof

Underside of the roof, highly decorated

heavens

A dressing or waiting room for actors

tiring rooms

Patron who stood during performances

groundlings

What has two line rhymes and is at character's exit or end of scene?

Couplets

What has five feet, ten syllables, and unrhymed iambic pentameter?

Blank verses

What is a normal speech?

Prose

Shakespeare's theater was called

the Globe (or wooden O)

____ was a published collection of Shakespeare's great works

Philo

Shakespeare's drama shared lessons and stores from the bible through

plays

Shakespeare's dram was written to be

preformed

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