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These quizzes are on the written texts of plays. Quizzes about performances will be found in the Humanities category.   

There are 53 quizzes and 530 trivia questions in this category.
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trivia quiz  Shakespeare's and Marlowe's Jewish Stereotypes cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, poshprice, Sep 05 08

William Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" and Christopher Marlowe's "The Jew of Malta" both brought a horrific Jewish stereotype to the Elizabethan stage. Please note that my quiz is limited to the Elizabethen age and is in no way an ongoing belief.
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poshprice
Sep 05 08
456 plays
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trivia quiz  Recalling History on Stage 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, FatherSteve, Mar 20 16

How much do you know about these plays based on historical events and people?
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FatherSteve gold member
Mar 20 16
336 plays
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trivia quiz  Name That Modern Play! 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, fancy_pants, May 31 11

I love Shakespeare as much as the next person, but how about some time with the new guys? Here's a quiz about some 20th century playwrights you should know about.
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fancy_pants
May 31 11
645 plays
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trivia quiz  More Play Summaries in Four Words 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Caseena, Oct 02 10

A spin-off of "Shakespeare Play Summaries in Four Words." I will give you four words, you select the play that they attempt to describe. Have fun!
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Caseena
Oct 02 10
1050 plays
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trivia quiz  I Write the Plays (Very Old Plays) 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Ampelos, Mar 21 13

We have around eighty surviving plays works by eight ancient dramatists: Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Aristophanes, Menander, Plautus, Terence, and Seneca. The following are questions about their plays.
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Ampelos gold member
Mar 21 13
333 plays
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photo quiz  The Play's the Thing 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Ilona_Ritter, Jun 23 17

I will ask you ten questions and give you a picture for each. You tell me the name of the play. Interesting info may contain spoilers.
Very Easy
Ilona_Ritter gold member
Jun 23 17
714 plays
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trivia quiz  Shuehorn and the Questionable Query 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, shuehorn, Nov 29 09

Questions, queries, quandaries... These are often the crux of the plot and center of intrigue of plays. See if you can remember these quixotic queries from well-known theatrical works. This quiz is part of Kyleisalive's Commission III.
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shuehorn gold member
Nov 29 09
357 plays
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trivia quiz  Classics From The Theatre 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, flem-ish, Feb 06 03

Some plays have been so successful that they keep being performed and their plot belongs to some kind of international repertoire. Check how familiar you are with these "classics".
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flem-ish
Feb 06 03
2829 plays
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trivia quiz  Obscure Drama 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, GypsyQueen, Jul 13 01

Warning: this isn't your usual theatre quiz. These are mostly plays that you've probably never heard of unless you're a real hard-core theatre junkie, so good luck. P.S.-I've worked on or seen all of these shows, so I know they exist!
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GypsyQueen
Jul 13 01
3195 plays
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trivia quiz  Theatre Quiz (Non-Musical) - 3 attributes 15 questions
Average, 15 Qns, garyjaffe, Nov 01 02

I will give 3 attributes of a play and you find the right one!
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garyjaffe
Nov 01 02
1299 plays
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trivia quiz  Do You Know This Play? 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, Ruma, Oct 14 00

Check out your theatrical know how, by reading these simplified storylines by well known playwrights and guessing the answers to the questions...not very tough at all!
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Ruma
Oct 14 00
4233 plays
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trivia quiz  General Theatre Knowledge 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, godot1, Feb 29 00

Here's a quiz for Theatre mavens everywhere.
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godot1
Feb 29 00
4233 plays
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photo quiz  Name That Play 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, PootyPootwell, May 10 17

Here are 10 major plays. Can you pick them out from the clues given? Break a leg!
Easy
PootyPootwell gold member
May 10 17
972 plays
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trivia quiz  Dying is Easy - Comedy Is Hard 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, astorian, Sep 12 03

For playwrights throughout the ages, "Make 'Em Laugh" has always been good advice.
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astorian
Sep 12 03
1626 plays
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trivia quiz  Techniques in Drama 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Jan 28 03

A look at some interesting and unusual uses of dramatic devices.
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robert362
Jan 28 03
984 plays
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trivia quiz  Classics of the Theatre 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Aug 11 00

Here's a look at some of the classical (non-musical) works of the theatre. Enjoy it.
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robert362
Aug 11 00
1623 plays
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trivia quiz  Theatrica Obscura I: Moden British Drama 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, Yehuda101, Jun 18 08

A survey of 20th Century British theater, from common knowledge to more obscure.
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Yehuda101
Jun 18 08
711 plays
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trivia quiz  Femmes Fatale of the Theatre 20 questions
Tough, 20 Qns, zanneliza, Apr 10 04

From its inception in Ancient Greece to the current Broadway season, the theatre has introduced innumerable strong female characters. How many can you recognize from the clues given?
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zanneliza
Apr 10 04
765 plays
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match quiz  Speaking of War 10 questions
Easy, 10 Qns, mlcmlc, May 20 17

This match quiz should connect the playwright and a minimal description of the play to a play's title. All of the plays included deal with the various aspects of war.
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mlcmlc gold member
May 20 17
1002 plays
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trivia quiz  The Characters. What Play? 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, emli, Jan 11 09

In which plays would you find the following characters?
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emli
Jan 11 09
747 plays
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trivia quiz  Name That Play II 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, GWU_Boy, Dec 16 02

This is the second round of random plays throughout history. See how well you do in this trip from ancient Rome to today.
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GWU_Boy
Dec 16 02
1422 plays
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trivia quiz  Plays and Dramatists of the English Renaissance 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, lowtechmaster, Oct 17 15

The English Renaissance produced many talented and popular dramatists in addition to Shakespeare. How many do you recognize?
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lowtechmaster gold member
Oct 17 15
312 plays
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trivia quiz  Survey of Great Plays and Playwrights 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Mar 11 04

Here's a look at some great (non-musical) plays and playwrights of the last hundred or so years.
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robert362
Mar 11 04
1350 plays
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trivia quiz  Great Lies In Drama 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Jul 12 02

Many fine dramas rely on "the big lie" to move the plot along. Here are a few examples.
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robert362
Jul 12 02
990 plays
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trivia quiz  Name That Play 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, GWU_Boy, Dec 03 02

If you want to quiz yourself on 10 plays from all eras of history, then this quiz is right for you. They range in plays from ancient Greece to the 21st century.
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GWU_Boy
Dec 03 02
2202 plays
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trivia quiz  Play Quotations 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, kelby_lake, Jul 26 08

How well do you know your plays? I give a line or two, you indicate who speaks it.
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kelby_lake
Jul 26 08
405 plays
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trivia quiz  Which Play? 15 questions
Tough, 15 Qns, Bronte, Jun 24 02

I'll give you the names of some of the characters, and you tell me which play they appear in! This quiz covers a wide range of plays from Greek Tragedy to post-war drama. Best of luck, and have fun!
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Bronte
Jun 24 02
2208 plays
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trivia quiz  Lesser Known (Non-Musical) Plays 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, robert362, Oct 26 01

The writer doesn't always get the credit he deserves. Who wrote these hits?
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robert362
Oct 26 01
501 plays
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trivia quiz  Characters from Classic Drama 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, robert362, Oct 04 00

This quiz deals with famous characters from the dramatic stage. You have to identify the playwright who has created that character.
Average
robert362
Oct 04 00
1662 plays
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trivia quiz  Plays and Their Authors 20 questions
Average, 20 Qns, dougcher, Aug 14 00

Pretty straightforward. I give the title, you give the playwright. For all you fellow thespians and their admirers!
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dougcher
Aug 14 00
2694 plays
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