Quiz: how well do you know Shakespeare’s language?
Do you fancy yourself something of a Shakespeare scholar? Can you separate falchion, scimitar, and poniard?
Our friends in Children’s Books have put together a tough little quiz about the language of Shakespeare, so we wanted to share it and test OxfordWords readers. How will you do?
William Shakespeare was an English dramatist, poet, and actor who is often considered the greatest writer in the English language. His vast collection of work includes sonnets, comedies, historical plays, great tragedies, and tragicomedies, all of which have been translated into every major modern language. His most renowned plays include Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, The Tempest, and Cymbeline.