Language plays an important part in Shakespeare’s plays. He uses language in different ways to entertain the audience. Learn about the words he invented and why we still use them today.
How many of the 17,000 words in Shakespeare's plays did he invent?
Which of these words did Shakespeare invent?
What does the Shakespearean phrase 'salad days' mean?
Which fictional language has Hamlet been translated into?
'The game is afoot' comes from Shakespeare. Which fictional character is it most associated with?
What is blank verse?
Verse which doesn't rhyme
Verse with short lines
What kind of characters speak prose in Shakespeare?
How many syllables are there (usually) in a line of iambic pentameter?
Why didn't every actor have his own copy of a play?
Paper was too expensive
Someone might steal it
Most people couldn't read
What do we call a section of a play where something happens in one place at one time?