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Shakespeare's Plays, Paired Off
Can you name the 38 plays that Shakespeare wrote, paired off into the following categories?
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Every Shakespeare play (or the ones most people agree to disagree on) is included and each play is used only once.
1st play is the most often guessed on Sporcle quizzes; 2nd play is the least often guessed
Name the two plays adapted to film by Julie Taymor, in order of their release (1999, 2010)
1st Play was adapted to film by Al Pacino and Michael Radford in 2004; 2nd Play is set to be adapted by them in 2012
Name the two plays whose titles each feature a repeated word (listed alphabetically)
1st Play features Helen of Troy; 2nd Play features Joan of Arc
1st play is Shakespeare's longest; 2nd play features the largest cast
1st play is Shakespeare’s shortest play; 2nd play is his shortest tragedy
1st play has the highest number of scenes; 2nd play has the lowest number
1st play features pirates, sailors and fishermen; 2nd play features a tinker, a joiner, and a bunch of fairies
1st play features Falstaff and no Prince Hal; 2nd play features Prince Hal grown up and no Falstaff
1st play features Time as an actual character; 2nd play features the line 'I wasted time, and now doth Time waste me.'
Name the two plays where the title character speaks the last line (epilogues included-listed alphabetically)
1st Play is performed for the Queen at the beginning of ‘’Shakespeare in Love’’; 2nd Play is what Shakespeare is inspired to write at the end of the film
1st play has earliest known Shakespeare film adaptation (1899); 2nd play has alternate title “All Is True”
1st play’s cast includes a Lucius, a Lucilius, and a Lucullus; 2nd play’s cast includes a Volumnia, a Valeria, and a Virgilia
1st play’s lead has the 2nd highest line count in Shakespeare (for a single play), behind Hamlet; 2nd play’s lead has the 2nd highest line count for a female, behind Cleopatra
1st play: Falstaff says children should “addict themselves to sack”; 2nd play: ‘O thou invisible spirit of wine, if thou hast no name to be known by, let us call thee devil!'
1st play’s dueling couple was played on film by Branagh and Thompson (1993); 2nd play’s dueling couple was played on film by Taylor and Burton (1967)
1st play features the lowest line count for any Title Role in Shakespeare; 2nd play features the Title Role getting killed by the Title Role of another play
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