Shakespeare by the numbers
Biography
The Globe Theatre
Elizabethan England
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In which year did William Shakespeare die?

1616

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In which English town was William Shakespeare born?

Stratford-upon-Avon

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In which city is the Globe Theater located?

London

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Who was King of England at the time Shakespeare died?

James I.

100

William Shakespeare wore an earring in which ear?

left

200

How many siblings did Shakespeare have?

7

200

What was the name of Shakespeare's wife?

Anne Hathaway

200

In which part of London is the Globe Theatre located?

Southwark

200

Which disease killed nearly 10.000 people in London at the turn of the 16th century?

the Plague

200

Which animal is mentioned more than 200 times in Shakespeare's writings?

dog

300

In which year was William Shakespeare born?

1564

300

Which school did William Shakespeare attend?

grammar school

300

In which year was the Globe Theatre opened?

1599

300

The cheapest places in Elizabethan theatre cost only one penny, which bought you a place right in front of the stage. How many pennies were in £1?

240

300

Name three plays by William Shakespeare.

1 - 2 - 3

400

At which age did William Shakespeare marry Anne Hathaway?

18

400

Shakespeare died on April 26th, 1616, the day of England's patron saint. What's the name of the saint?

St. George

400

In which year did the first Globe Theater burn down?

1613

400

How were the most expensive seats in a public theater, such as the Globe Theatre, called?

Lord's Rooms

400

Shakespeare invented up to 3.000 of our common words in English. Which of the following words was NOT invented by him?

torture - eyeball - lonely - beast

beast (it is derived from the Latin word bestia)

500

How many plays did Shakespeare write or co-write?

40 (37, to be exact)

500

What was the Name of the theatre company Shakespeare (partly) owned?

The Lord Chamberlain's Men

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The Globe Theater is an example of a public outdoor theater. These theatres were also known as ... .

playhouses

500

What was special about male and female roles in Elizabethan productions?

All roles were played by men, as women were not allowed to work as actresses in England until 1660.

500

Complete the quotation: "The course of true ... never did run smooth." (A Midsummer Night's Dream)

love