Quiz: Shakespeare’s Mothers

Mothers don’t always fare well in Shakespeare’s plays, and people have noted that many of Shakespeare’s plots would have turned out differently if moms had more prominent roles in them. But there might be more moms in Shakespeare’s plays than you thought. Take our quiz and see how well you know the mothers of Shakespeare.


  • The Dutchess of York (albeit a prior one) is reunited with her son in Richard II, however, as she successful pleads for his life. When people think Emilia they think Othello, specifically the end and her murder. This is a muddy question, perhaps consider giving it rethink in order to be most inclusive to the widest audience.

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