Posts Tagged: Shakespeare quotes

Fakespeare: 5 quotes commonly misattributed to Shakespeare

Fake quotes have been in the news lately, from the Republican National Committee’s Abraham Lincoln flub to the bogus Winston Churchill quote about supporting funding for the arts during World War II. Such misattribution is familiar to Shakespeare enthusiasts. Every day, fake Shakespeare quotes are being shared on social media. Have you come across these ones?


Quiz: Shakespeare’s Fools

Shakespeare’s plays are filled with fools like the ones pictured above, from Touchstone in As You Like It, to Feste in Twelfth Night—as well as characters in strong comedic roles, such as the Gravedigger, in Hamlet, or Dogberry in Much Ado About Nothing. Can you match the name of the fool to the line that he… Continue Reading »


Quiz: Can you identify the Shakespeare play by only the first line?

Test your Shakespeare knowledge and take our quiz! Can you identify the Shakespeare quiz by the first line? See if you can identify the play with only the first line to go by. Be warned, it gets harder as you progress. To find the text of all the plays for free online, visit www.folgerdigitaltexts.org. “Two… Continue Reading »