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Shakespearean Characters

Can you name these characters from the plays of William Shakespeare?
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Last updated: March 13, 2015
First submittedJanuary 14, 2015
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Hint
Character
Star-crossed lovers
Romeo
Juliet
"A pox on both your houses", he said
Mercutio
Alas, this poor jester's skull became a prop
Yorick
Prince of Denmark
Hamlet
Love interest of the above. Went mad and
was told "get thee to a nunnery"
Ophelia
Prince of Denmark's usurping uncle
Claudius
Moneylender who demanded a
pound of flesh
Shylock
Was told to beware the Ides of March
Julius Caesar
King with three daughters:
Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia
King Lear
Hint
Character
Hunchbacked king
Richard III
Rosencrantz's compatriot
Guildenstern
Friends, Romans, countrymen,
lend him your ears
Mark Antony
Midsummer's fairy king
Oberon
Fat knight who courts two merry wives
Falstaff
Moorish general. Desdemona's husband
Othello
Plots the downfall of the above
Iago
Scottish lady whou couldn't
get a spot out
Lady MacBeth
Shipwrecked sorceror
Prospero
Heiress whose suitors play
"Let's Make a Deal"
Portia
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level 83
Jan 15, 2015
Fun quiz. Was curious how you were going to select people from the plays. Pretty good spread, even without Petruchio or Rosalind.
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level 68
Jan 21, 2015
Ah, excellent work, Iago.
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level 57
Mar 13, 2015
It is commonly misquoted, but the Mercutio quote should be, "A plague a' both your houses."
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level 57
Mar 16, 2015
Yes.
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level 71
Mar 13, 2015
Alas, poor sg1rob. He had only eight correct answers.
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level 62
Mar 9, 2016
The B is not capitalized in "Macbeth."
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level 44
Apr 21, 2016
When did Lady MacBeth fail to get a spot out?
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level 49
Jun 19, 2016
When she went mad at the end. "Out damned spot." Granted, I don't think there really was a spot.
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level 52
Oct 13, 2018
i think it alluded to imagined blood on her hand
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level 69
May 31, 2017
What most people fail to realise is that in this quotation Lady Macbeth is in fact addressing her disobedient dog, Spot, who steadfastly refuses to go into the garden to relieve himself. We know this because Lady Macbeth instructs him to do both a number one and a number two ('one two I say'). She then changes the subject to talk about Duncan's death. Some enlightened directors have had a grumpy looking dog present in this scene but it is difficult to train a dog to behave reliably in such a violent atmosphere.
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level 64
May 31, 2017
Wow. That's some impressive fibbing. Honestly, it's pretty darn creative.
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level 69
Jun 6, 2017
I'm clapping, WanderingWlarus.
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level 67
Jun 26, 2018
I love this.
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level 59
May 31, 2017
Mercutio's line is actually "a plague aboth your houses", good quiz though
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level 59
Jun 1, 2017
I tried any number of spellings for Yorick except the right one!