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Which of the fathers in Shakespeare said these words? [quiz]

Everyone knows William Shakespeare, the prolific English playwright and poet of the late 1500s and early 1600s. His extensive collection of comedies, tragedies, and romances are still very popular today. In fact, they are frequently referenced, adapted, and studied across the globe due to their reputation and his. In light of TNT’s new television series, Will, which premiered on 10 July and chronicles the early life of William Shakespeare on the play-writing circuit, we created a quiz to test your knowledge of Shakespeare’s works.

How familiar are you with these notable quotes from the fathers in Shakespeare? Test your knowledge by matching the quotes with the father who said it.

Featured Image Credit: ‘Procession of Characters, from Shakespeare’s Plays’ (circa 1840) by Unknown artist (manner of Thomas Stothard), uploaded by Google Art Project. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Recent Comments

  1. Jean

    The fourth quote, “Will you, with those infirmities she owes, / Unfriended, new adopted to our hate, / Dow’r’d with our curse, and stranger’d with our oath, / Take her” comes from King Lear, but King Lear is not one of the listed answers.

  2. Elizabeth Clark

    Will you, with those infirmities she owes, / Unfriended, new adopted to our hate, / Dow’r’d with our curse, and stranger’d with our oath, / Take her”

    This quote is from King Lear!

  3. Yasmin Coonjah

    Hi Jean. We’ve updated the quiz so that all of the correct options are listed now. Thank you so much for alerting us. Have a great day!

  4. Yasmin Coonjah

    Hi Elizabeth. We’ve updated the quiz so that all of the correct options are listed now. Thank you so much for alerting us. Have a great day!

  5. Elizabeth

    On my Mac (Sierra) the answers to the quiz came up only for the last question!

    Weird! Anybody else havign thsi problem?

  6. Lizzie Furey

    Thank you! I’ve adjusted so this should be fixed.

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