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Shakespeare's Plays Quiz

How many of Shakespeare's plays can you name?
  • If a play has multiple parts, we only count it once
  • Quiz by Quizmaster - Sep 12, 2017
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level 20
Jan 2, 2013
To fail or not to fail, that is the question. I sadly forgotten about Hamlet D:!
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level 64
Jan 2, 2013
I forgot Hamlet AND Macbeth. *derp*
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level 14
Aug 14, 2013
I did also! I felt a bit embarrassed...
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level 20
Nov 23, 2014
Got Taming of the Shrew, but didn't get Julius Caesar! "facepalm"
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level 20
Nov 23, 2014
Or Tempest. "sigh"
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level 35
Feb 18, 2015
my typing is so slow, so I type it over and over until it's fast enough--and I forget one or 2 or even 3 every time. Not the same ones either. Something about the human brain...it does not want to make quite this much room in our immediate memory. Leaves them in deeper long term memory until forced forward.
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level 46
May 31, 2015
I agree there's not enough time.
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level 73
Jan 18, 2018
Agreed. the time is very tight. You need to know them all without pausing to think, and be a decent typist...
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level 73
Oct 22, 2015
I almost didn't get Romeo and Juliet, which was annoying.
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level 40
Jan 14, 2013
Forgot about that other Henry VII and the Richards...
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level 38
Nov 18, 2016
Henry VII isn't one, do you mean VI or VIII?
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level 14
Jan 15, 2013
...I got 13......and I do drama......I'm ashamed
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level 15
Mar 28, 2013
got 29 :)
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level 27
May 11, 2013
Only forgot Pericles, quite proud because I've never heard of it :D
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level 38
Jan 6, 2017
Greek general
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level 55
Mar 28, 2018
Leader of Athens, but sure.
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level 73
Jul 12, 2013
HA! Got Henry 5,6 & 8, but missed Henry 4. D'OH!
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level 44
May 2, 2017
I did the exact same thing. :P
+1
level 11
Jul 21, 2013
what about marcus arealis
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level 21
Jul 25, 2013
Finally got all of them. I kept on forgetting A Midsummer Night's Dream, which is really stupid because I've seen that one more than the rest put together.
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level 66
Jul 31, 2013
What about Love's Labor Won? Or are you counting only the ones that can be read today?
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level 79
Oct 8, 2013
Well, first we'd have to be sure that Love's Labour Won is indeed another play, and not an alternate name to one of the plays already listed. I think the prevailing theory right now is that it could be Much Ado about Nothing.
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level 28
Apr 4, 2014
I think that chasing 450 year old plays down is probably too much ado about nothing!
+4
level 72
Dec 16, 2014
yeah and what about Never Say Never Again? Does that not count because it's not canon?
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level 58
Sep 13, 2017
that comment may be three years old, but it just made me burst out laughing
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level 48
Mar 2, 2014
Henry IV Part 1 and Part 2 are separate plays - as are Henry VI Parts 1, 2 and 3.
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level 71
Apr 8, 2014
It says, at the top, that if a play has multiple parts, it is only counted once.
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level 72
Dec 14, 2014
That was really the problem with Shakespeare, wasn't it? So many sequels, remakes and reboots. How about some originality?
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level 73
Jan 18, 2018
Exactly! This guy sounds like a total hack!
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level 73
Mar 16, 2018
Though this be madness, yet there is method in it.
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level 71
Apr 8, 2014
Really, Two Noble Kinsman should be on this list. It is now an accepted part of the Shakespeare canon. A collaboration with Fletcher. As was Henry VIII
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level 26
Apr 16, 2014
24--I'm happy
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level 25
May 6, 2014
shame on me (((
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level 56
May 20, 2014
I knew there was one about Troy! Forgot it was Troilus and Cressida. And I can't believe I forgot about merchant of Venice ...
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level 16
May 30, 2014
I can't believe I forgot "Taming of the Shrew"
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level 20
Aug 2, 2014
Good quiz, but what about the fact that some of the plays are in various parts? Henry IV part 1 and Henry IV part 2 are completely different plays. Ditto with Henry VI parts 1, 2, and 3.
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level 20
Sep 23, 2014
Not surprised I forgot KING JOHN, but am surprised that I forgot TAMING OF THE SHREW.
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level 40
Oct 24, 2014
missed romeo and Juliet *facepalm*
+2
level 76
Dec 14, 2014
I can't believe you didn't include Hamlet 2.
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level 74
May 1, 2017
I'm disappointed about the exclusion of Romeo and Juliet 2.
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level 38
Mar 16, 2018
I'm disappointed they omitted Gnomeo and Juliet, which credits Shakespeare as Guest Writer (it used some of his quotes)
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level 72
Dec 14, 2014
Considering I took three years of this stuff I missed quite a few. Also could have sworn I typed in some that didn't come up but then they showed up as wrong answers... must have made a typo.
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level 4
Dec 14, 2014
All of them ;) Shakespeare nerd
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level 28
Mar 16, 2018
Sure
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level 66
Dec 14, 2014
I always miss Othello and Twelfth Night. It's just a tradition for me now.
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level 38
Dec 15, 2014
Great quiz. Love Shakespeare. Could definitely use at least one or two more minutes though.
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level 24
Dec 15, 2014
Quizmaster why isn't the two noble kinsmen there?
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level 35
Dec 17, 2014
I love this but I could never type this fast. It's a shame that several quizzes here end way before we can get all our knowledge out because we are poor typists--they become essentially a secretarial quiz instead of a knowledge one. If these quizzes were timed but we clicked when done, it would be a race, but not one that ends before we all are done. The braggarts could brag, and the rest would not have to opt out to "untimed" each time we have 30% to go and 12 seconds!
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level 79
Jul 2, 2015
You do know about the stop timer function on the top bar, right?
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level 28
Mar 16, 2018
Evidently not.
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level 38
Mar 16, 2018
Evidently, @cyninoregon mentions it in that comment: '...opt out to "untimed" each...'
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level 23
Jan 6, 2015
got all in two minutes left
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level 46
May 31, 2015
I really admire your typing speed! I know them all but was about short of about a third of them.
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level 40
Jan 13, 2015
I wasted time on the Richards and the Henrys, I forgot they didn't have 'King' in the titles. I took me a minute to get that straightened out in my head :P
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level 49
Feb 1, 2015
got 15 but how did I miss a few that I missed lol
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level 60
Feb 26, 2015
Could you add Cardenio?
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level 40
May 29, 2015
What about Idem?
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level 5
Jun 21, 2015
got 100%!!!!
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level 44
Jul 24, 2015
34/34 on my first try and I'm only 7.
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level 2
Aug 22, 2015
I attend only 6 * shameless creature *
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level 25
Sep 25, 2015
I hate to be THAT person, but Hamlet's official title is "The Tragedy of Hamlet: Prince of Denmark"
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level 73
Oct 22, 2015
I think most of the plays have longer titles than they are known by.
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level 56
May 1, 2017
If you hated to be that person, you wouldn't be that person.
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level 61
Oct 2, 2015
I like the fact that typing in "What You Will" brings up Twelfth Night. Pleasing attention to detail.
+1
level 40
Oct 13, 2015
Good quiz but more time would be nice.
+1
level 27
Oct 26, 2015
Good quiz! Add a minute though - and Two Noble Kinsmen :)
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level 36
Apr 26, 2016
Doctor who led me to try Love's Labour's Won...
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level 38
May 2, 2016
34/34 in alphabetical order with 1:16 to go. Can you accept The Dream for A Midsummer Night's Dream because the full version is just too long.
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level 44
Sep 27, 2016
I don't even LIKE Shakespeare and I still can't believe I forgot Macbeth....
+2
level 38
Mar 16, 2018
TRAITOR!!! TRAITOR TO THE SACRED CAUSE!!!
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level 49
Jan 22, 2017
I forgot The Merry Wives of Windsor
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level 46
Mar 23, 2017
I have no trouble remembering them, I just can't type quickly enough, nor without typos!
+1
level 44
Mar 31, 2017
These plays remind me of the woman who didn't want to see Henry V because she said she didn't like sequels.
+1
level 56
May 1, 2017
who's here only answered romeo and juliet?
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level 47
May 1, 2017
Shakespeare didn't write Shakespeare. Francis Bacon did!
+2
level 67
May 1, 2017
Nah
+1
level 65
May 1, 2017
That's a 'rash' statement.
+1
level 48
May 28, 2017
Wow.
+1
level 66
May 1, 2017
Every time I take it, I forget about a different set.
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level 65
May 1, 2017
If you had asked me the 'Shakespeare Plays' at home, sat in my armchair, I could have given you most of them, but start the timer and all of a sudden my brain empties and after 14 of 34 I'm staring at the clock watching it unwind...... dear me.
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level 28
May 3, 2017
Should accept 'King Henry V' etc. Kept typing it in wondering how in the world I could be misspelling it.
+1
level 61
Jul 14, 2017
Oddly fitting that the one I never remember is 'Comedy of Errors'
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level 47
Aug 6, 2017
Fun fact: William Shakespeare lived in Stratford von Avon apartment 2-b ... or was it not 2-b? I don't remember
+1
level 53
Aug 24, 2017
English is my native language, and I am ashamed for my parents that I got about half of these.
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level 59
Sep 8, 2017
Not enough time if one is old and typing on a lap top.
+3
level 72
Sep 13, 2017
You forgot Pumbaa of Sparta
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level 43
Sep 14, 2017
When you try the Henrys and realise Henry VII isnt one, so stop and dont try Henry VIII... dammit Shakespeare. Also missed Romeo and Juliet (facepalm)
+1
level 58
Sep 16, 2017
Took me more tries than I'd like to admit, but I finally got there. I kept forgetting Titus Andronicus...
+2
level 62
Oct 27, 2017
I kept trying "The Comedy of Errors" but it seems that's not accepted. Can you accept that as well?
+1
level 29
Oct 28, 2017
I was pretty sure that I typed in Merchant of Venice but it didn't work.
+1
level 29
Oct 28, 2017
Maybe I accidentally typed in "from" instead of "of."
+1
level 59
Nov 2, 2017
I got Troilus and Cressida. Ha Ha, I bet you didn't.
+1
level 20
Dec 25, 2017
i did. the only four i didn't get are Henry IV, All's that end well, two gentlemen of verona, and comedy of errors
+2
level 53
Nov 28, 2017
This needs more time!!!!!!!!!!!
+1
level 20
Dec 25, 2017
agree
+1
level 20
Dec 25, 2017
yes! earned the history badge
+1
level 53
Jan 19, 2018
Me too after doing this quiz seven times!
+1
level 48
Feb 4, 2018
How did I remember "Antony and Cleopatra" and forget "Julius Caesar"? *facepalm*
+1
level 46
Feb 10, 2018
Shouldn't have to type entire name, for example it is clear once a quiz taker types Julius that they are mean Julius Caesar
+2
level 43
Feb 12, 2018
Please accept Hamilton
+1
level 35
Mar 16, 2018
this is a typing test
+1
level 55
Apr 17, 2018
It's amazing how many wonderful plays one man wrote. I've seen many of these plays, perhaps the majority, at some point in my life, and the quality of the language and the wit is astounding. Even in the more dreary of the histories, the language is still so sharp and well-chosen. I really do kind of wish life was lived in iambic pentameter, we'd all sound so portentous all the time. :-)
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level 18
May 15, 2018
where is 'the two noble kinsmen'?
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