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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.


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?