Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Herman's Hermits. They pronounced it "En-e-ry" in the song.
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
'Cymbeline'. 'Cymbeline' is not considered a great tragedy, probably because it doesn't have the depth and richness of his other plays. It is one of the plays currently classified as Late Romances, along with 'Pericles', 'The Tempest' and 'The Winter's Tale'.
Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn. The play is only about Henry's first two wives. This is the order in which he married and divorced: Catherine of Aragon (his brother's widow, divorced), Anne Boleyn (the mother of Elizabeth I, beheaded), Jane Seymour (gave him a son, died shortly after), Anna of Cleves (divorced), Catherine Howard (beheaded), Catherine Parr (survived her horny husband). There. Recite THOSE and show everyone how smart you are!
No one knows for sure. Though occasionally accredited to the Bard, and more often to King Henry VIII of England, 'Greensleeves' was penned by an unknown author.
Fourteen. A Shakespearean sonnet contains fourteen lines of ten syllables each, written in iambic pentameter. The last two lines are a couplet. Shakespeare wrote well over a hundred sonnets.
Romeo and Juliet. This 1961 remake of Shakespeare's most famous play featured warring street gangs. Originally, the conflict was to be over religion, not race. Maria was supposed to be Roman Catholic and Tony Jewish. But the producers and directors considered the religious conflict too trite and it was changed to a racial issue. Which is a little like 'Othello', I guess!
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Hamlet. 'What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason!' This passage can be found in 'Hamlet', Act II, scene II, when the young prince is speaking to his 'friends' Rosencrantz and Guildenstern.
Trojan War. Colorful characters from mythology abound
Octavian. Octavian is also known as Octavius and as Augustus Caesar
Cassio. Iago's work - pure evil.
Puck. Puck is from 'Midsummer Night's Dream'
He committed suicide. Murderers can't enjoy happy endings
Polonius. Lots of people fare poorly in this one.
Katharina. Katharina comes from 'Taming of the Shrew'
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