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1. Shakespeare's magical imagery shown here is a supernatural storm being conjured by the old man on the right of the picture, while his daughter looks on at him and the people trapped in the waves. Which play does this image come from?
2. This magical moment in Shakespeare features the storm-conjuring wizard's supernatural servant leading a young man astray on an abandoned island. The young man, Ferdinand, is being led away from his father Alonso's party, but what is the name of the supernatural servant whispering in his ear?
3. And now for a famous "magic moment" of Shakespeare, when a mischievous fairy transforms a man's head into an ass' head on that goofy Midsummer Night. What is the name of the man, here shown with his new donkey noggin (and a magically-in-love fairy queen)?
4. For a more frightening magical moment, we descend into the world of resurrected ghosts. Here, Macbeth sees the bloody ghost of a man whose death he devised. The ghost doesn't even speak, and it's enough to frighten our king - but whose ghost has this effect?
5. In this image, we see three witches greeting Macbeth. If you remember this scene, you'll remember that each witch greets Macbeth with a different title. Which is NOT one of them?
6. This engraving by Richard Westall shows another ghost returned to plague its murderer, this time a Roman general in his camp. Which general is this, who had killed the Roman leader now appearing as a "great" ghost?
7. This image may not look too magical, but it is actually of a statue that comes alive at the end of "The Winter's Tale", to the awe and wonder of the onlooking crowd. Which queen, believed dead for 16 years, is resurrected as a statue in a magical moment of this late play?
8. Here, another Fuseli engraving shows us a prince being held back from joining the shining ghost of his father in arms. He eventually does go, prompting a comment of "something is rotten in the state of Denmark", but what prince is this, who is here depicted?
9. We're back to a Henry Fuseli painting of "Macbeth", where we see the witches point Macbeth towards an "armed head", one of the demonic "masters" who gives the kinged Macbeth warnings and explanations about the nature of his supernatural protections. Which is NOT a warning/explanation that the masters give Macbeth?
10. "How now spirit, wither wander you?" We end on an Arthur Rackham painting from "Midsummer" depicting the ephemeral summery fairies. What is the nickname of the mischievous fairy, servant to Oberon, who is introduced in this scene, boasting of his prankish prowess?
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