400 years ago this April, one of the most famous ever Londoners died: William Shakespeare. Even if you have never seen one of his plays, chances are you’ve picked up some of his words: whether you call your jealous sibling a green eyed monster or you’ve found yourself in a pickle, we hope all is well that ends well! So we have decided to celebrate Shakespeare 400 by creating a fiendish quiz.
Who starred as Hamlet at the Barbican in 2015, selling out faster than Beyonce?
Where is Shakespeare’s birthplace?
Which two monarchs rules England over Shakespeare's life time?
What is so unique about the Globe Theatre?
What was the name of the film by the Horrible Histories team based on Shakespeare’s life?
Which of these teen movies is not based on a Shakespeare play?
Star crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet have a hard time because their families hate each other but do you know their surnames are?
Which Oscar-winning Hollywood actress shares her name with Shakespeare's wife?
Who in A Midsummer Night's Dream is given a donkey's head by the meddling sprite, Puck?
Which play, often referred to as the Scottish play, is bad luck to mention in theatres?
Clearly Shakespeare hasn't yet made too much of an impression but why not rectify this by taking a tour of the Globe Theatre?
Not bad - at least you know your Bottom from your Coriolanus. If you want to learn even more about Shakespeare, might we suggest following our Shakespeare' London itinerary?
Congratulations - you certainly know your Shakespeare stuff! We bet you've been to the Globe already so why not check out Henry V at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre.