Can you match these stage directions to the Shakespeare play they appear in? Here are the answers!

Confident you’ve matched each stage direction to its respective Shakespeare play? Here are the answers:

  1. Exit, pursued by a bear – The Winter’s Tale
  2. He stifles her – Othello
  3. Falls on ROMEO’s body, and dies – Romeo and Juliet
  4. Thunder and lightning. Enter three Witches – Macbeth
  5. Opening the leaden casket – The Merchant of Venice
  6. Gets into the basket; they cover him with foul linen – The Merry Wives of Windsor
  7. The cock crows – Hamlet
  8. Re-enter PUCK, and BOTTOM with an ass’s head – A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  9. On a ship at sea: a tempestuous noise of thunder and lightning heard – The Tempest
  10. To an asp, which she applies to her breast – Antony and Cleopatra


How’d you do?

10/10: Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them! (You were probably just born great. Nice work!)

7-9: O wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful wonderful, and yet again wonderful, and after that, out of all whooping! You’re pretty dang good at this Shakespeare stuff.

4-6: The course of true love never did run smooth, and neither did your quiz results. But hey, you could have done worse! Thanks for playing.

Less than 4: Your homework: go read some Shakespeare plays.

Had fun? Quiz your friends and find out which of you is the ultimate Shakespeare mastermind! (If they beat your score, please don’t smother them with a pillow or stab them in the Senate.)