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1. "Twelfth Night", also known as "What you Will", is believed to have been written in the early 1600s. Duke Orsino believes he is in love with the Countess Olivia. The countess has recently lost her father and brother and will not entertain suitors for seven years. The Duke isn't willing to wait and hatches a plan to gain her affection. With little success, what does Duke Orsino ask for in the hope it will cure him of his obsession for Countess Olivia?
2. This comedy was written in the middle of Shakespeare's career (1598-1599). Although this play had a smattering of darker concerns, it actually winds up having several marriages and no deaths. The play deals with two couples. One couple is engaged in a "merry war" and talk of their disdain for love. The other is a young couple who are very much in love. The young couple use wit and humor to show the other couple how much they really do love each other. In what play does the Prince of Aragon say to the older husband, "speak low if you speak love"?.
3. "A Midsummer Night's Dream" portrays the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and Hippolyta. It portrays the adventures of four Athenian lovers mixed with six actors, and all are being manipulated by the fairies of the forest. This quote was spoken by Lysander with regard to Hermia. Both characters love each other, but Hermia's father wants her to marry someone else. What was Lysander's quote with regard to love?
4. "Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?" This play focuses on the main character, Rosalind, as she flees from her uncle's court. She and her companions flee to the forest of Arden to find safety and love. Orlando, a gentleman at court, falls in love with Rosalind before he is forced to leave court. Rosalind, in disguise, meets up with Orlando but, as usual, there is a tricky triangle of lovers. What is this play called?
5. "Love is like a child That longs for every thing that he can come by". This play deals with friendship and infidelity. It is also Shakespeare's first play where the heroine is dressed as a boy. The quote comes from a conversation between the Duke and Valentine with regard to how to win the affection of the woman Valentine loves. Valentine and his best friend both fall in love with the same woman, who, unknown to the Duke, is his daughter. What comedy is this?
6. The play "Twelfth Night" has many fabulous quotes. "Love sought is good but giv'n unsought is better" was said by Lady Olivia with regard to expressing her love for Cesario. Who was in disguise as Cesario?
7. This play is set on a remote island where Prospero, the rightful Duke, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her proper place. He uses manipulation and illusion to conjure a massive storm to scare his usurping brother into leaving. This quote is exchanged between Miranda and the man she loves, Ferdinand. What play did the quote "I would not wish any companion in the world but you" come from?
8. "Is this the generation of love? Hot blood, hot thoughts and hot deeds? Why, they are vipers. Is love a generation of vipers?" This play bounces from comedy to tragedy, and ends very sadly. The quote is from a conversation between Helen, Paris and Pandarus disagreeing on the promise and joy of love, or is it just an evil concept? What is the name of this vexing play?
9. "Doubt that the stars are fire. Doubt that the sun doth move his aides. Doubt truth to be a liar. But never doubt I love". These words are actually spoken by Polonius in "Hamlet".
10. This play is considered one of Shakespeare's darkest tragedies. After Macbeth kills Duncan, he is stunned by his own actions. He couldn't be King unless he killed the existing King. Macbeth doesn't handle it well, so Lady Macbeth takes over. But questioning his own actions, talking with Lady Macbeth and Macduff the new King says what?
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