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So I help out at the local bar, writing one themed round of trivia for the weekly trivia contest.  I offer three possible rounds a week, and just roll forward the two that aren't used.

This week, we ended up doing the Shakespeare category.  This got me gripes, because apparently I write the questions too hard.  You guys tell me.  I present the round.
  1. Shakespeare’s plays were often written in iambic pentameter. How many syllables are there in a standard line of iambic pentameter?

  2. In which of Shakespeare’s plays can one find the title character lamenting, “A horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse!”

  3. What 1999 film starring Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles is a loose adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew?

  4. In the backstage world of theatre, one of the Bard’s plays is cursed. Which play is often referred to as “The Scottish Play” to avoid saying its name aloud?

  5. The line “All the world’s a stage” from As You Like It might be a reference to what London theatre, home to Lord Chamberlain’s Men?

  6. Upon his death, pianist Andre Tchaikowsky donated his skull to the Royal Shakespeare Company for the use in productions of what play?

  7. The name of what character from The Merchant of Venice has become a verb, meaning to lend money at exorbitant rates?

  8. The Bard wrote many plays about kings. Who is the only Shakespearean title character that is a queen?

  9. Rupert Everett and Michelle Pfeiffer played the king and queen of fairies in the 1999 film version of what Shakespeare play?

  10. Romeo and Juliet is one of the Bard’s most famous plays. Name the households to which the two young lovers belong.


You tell me, was it too difficult?
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