Shakespeare quiz

In his plays he takes us to Venice, Denmark and the Roman Empire. The most famous love story about the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, was written by him. How much do you know about him? Test your knowledge and find out whether you are a Shakespeare blockhead or egghead.

William Shakespeare

He lived about four hundred years ago. He acted, wrote plays and sonnets, lived and worked in London for a while and died a rich man in his hometown Stratford-upon-Avon. Widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language he wrote histories, tragedies, comedies and sonnets.

Questions

How much do you know about William Shakespeare’s life and work? What did a theatre look like in his day and age? What are the names of his four great tragedies? In which century did he live?