Quiz: Shakespeare’s Macbeth? Or William Davenant’s 17th-century adaptation?

Take this quiz to see if you can identify lines from Shakespeare’s Macbeth or the Restoration-era version as adapted and amended by Sir William Davenant.

See Davenant’s adaptation onstage at Folger Theatre, with period music performed by Folger Consort, September 4-23.


  • I got turned on to Shakespeare roughly 75 years ago, at the age of 14, and while I spent my academic career (mostly SUNY Binghamton, with stints at Pitt, NYU, Brooklyn College) divided between Milton and the moderns, Shakespeare has been with me throughout and continues to be — I teach courses in Shakespeare for curious elders at our wonderful College for Seniors in Asheville NC>

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