What inspired Shakespeare to write his most famous plays? Learn about his life and how he came to be one of the world’s most loved writers.
Who was on the throne of England when Shakespeare was born?
On what day in 1616 did Shakespeare die?
St George's Day
St Andrew's Day
Where did Shakespeare grow up?
Who was Shakespeare's wife?
Why were Shakespeare's plays published?
His friends paid for it
For use in theatres
What did Shakespeare famously leave his wife in his will?
His best bed
His second-best bed
Which country did Shakespeare set Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice and Romeo and Juliet in?
Why is Banquo in Macbeth shown as good and wise?
Because he was
Because the King was descended from him
Because Shakespeare played Banquo
What do the history plays show?
The version of history the monarch would like
Shakespeare's memories of history lessons at school
Where did Shakespeare get the story of Romeo and Juliet from?
He made it up
It was a true story
He borrowed it from an Italian writer