ShakesQuiz: Shakespeare quiz & complete works presents (1) a highly challenging quiz on all things Shakespearean - the Bard's works, life, era and legacy - and (2) the texts of the plays, sonnets and other poems by the poet and playwright widely acclaimed as the greatest writer in the English language.

The quiz:

Don't be dismayed by the difficulty of many of the questions: ShakesQuiz provides a hint for each. Sometimes the hint nearly gives away the answer; sometimes the hint helps eliminate one or two answer choices; and sometimes players may find the hint itself puzzling until they make an interesting connection or have a now-I-get-it or an aha! moment. But we think players will recognize that despite a low score they might have learned quite a lot. (We plan to introduce question difficulty levels for future releases.) Players receive an initial allotment of hints and can replenish them via an inexpensive in-app purchase or by viewing a brief ad. We've tried hard to keep all of this app inexpensive or free of financial cost to make it entirely accessible to everyone.

The complete works:

Not all "complete works" of Shakespeare are the same. We've included the 18-line poem" To the Queen" (or "To the Queen by the Players") discovered in a notebook in 1972, though its attribution to Shakespeare may not have reached a consensus. And we've included the play "Sir Thomas More" for which, though others first wrote it, Shakespeare was among several revisers and his three pages of revisions provide, apart from signatures on legal documents, the only known extant sample of his handwriting. And you will also find two collaborations by Shakespeare, "Pericles, Prince of Tyre" and "The Two Noble Kinsmen," which, though there are several other works Shakespeare co-wrote commonly included in his "complete works," did not gain acceptance into the Shakespearean canon until the 20th century. Accompanying each work is our own overview and, to introduce the characters for each play, a "dramatis personae."

Here are the included works:

"All's Well That Ends Well"
"Antony & Cleopatra"
"As You Like It"
"The Comedy of Errors"
"Henry 4, Part 1"
"Henry 4, Part 2"
"Henry 5"
"Henry 6, Part 1"
"Henry 6, Part 2"
"Henry 6, Part 3"
"Henry 8"
"Julius Caesar"
"King John"
"King Lear"
"King Richard 2"
"Love's Labour's Lost"
"Measure for Measure"
"The Merchant of Venice"
"The Merry Wives of Windsor"
"A Midsummer Night's Dream"
"Much Ado About Nothing"
"Pericles, Prince of Tyre"
"Richard 3"
"Romeo & Juliet"
"Sir Thomas More"
"The Taming of the Shrew"
"The Tempest"
"Timon of Athens"
"Titus Andronicus"
"Troilus & Cressida"
"Twelfth Night"
"The Two Gentlemen of Verona"
"The Two Noble Kinsmen"
"The Winter's Tale"


Other poems:
"A Lover's Complaint"
"The Passionate Pilgrim"
"The Phoenix & the Turtle"
"The Rape of Lucrece"
"To the Queen"
"Venus & Adonis"

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What's New

Version 2.2.0

- Users can use any part of the app, indeed the entire app, without creating a ShakesQuiz account.
- No username, email address or password is required.
- Interface changes.
- New and revised questions.


William Possidento
34.6 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© William Possidento 2017


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