Shakespearean Characters

Can you name these characters from the plays of William Shakespeare?
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Last updated: December 22, 2019
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Star-crossed lovers
"A pox on both your houses", he said
Alas, this poor jester's skull became a prop
Prince of Denmark
Love interest of the above; Went mad and
was told "get thee to a nunnery"
Prince of Denmark's usurping uncle
Moneylender who demanded a
pound of flesh
Was told to beware the Ides of March
Julius Caesar
Fat knight who courts two merry wives
King with three daughters:
Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia
King Lear
Hunchbacked king
Richard III
Rosencrantz's compatriot
Friends, Romans, countrymen,
lend him your ears
Mark Antony
Moorish general /
husband of Desdemona
Plots the downfall of the above
Midsummer's fairy king
Scottish lady who couldn't
get a spot out
Lady MacBeth
Shipwrecked sorceror
Heiress whose suitors play
"Let's Make a Deal"
Level 91
Jan 15, 2015
Fun quiz. Was curious how you were going to select people from the plays. Pretty good spread, even without Petruchio or Rosalind.
Level 68
Jan 21, 2015
Ah, excellent work, Iago.
Level 84
Dec 10, 2019
Isn't he the one who plots the downfall of the Moorish general and not the fairy king? I don't know if it's just me but on the layout I'm seeing the clue of "plots the downfall of the above" needs to be moved one spot up
Level 59
Dec 21, 2019
Exactly! The only answer I could see was Titania because Oberon is the answer above. If it had been Othello I'd have had the answer and not been stuck on it.

Please move the questions so the answer you want comes out.

Level ∞
Dec 22, 2019
Sorry, fixed.
Level 58
Mar 13, 2015
It is commonly misquoted, but the Mercutio quote should be, "A plague a' both your houses."
Level 55
Mar 16, 2015
Level 72
Mar 28, 2020
My copy says "A plague o' both your houses". Could make an entertaining quiz just on things that Mercutio says.
Level 77
Jun 24, 2020
Level 77
Mar 13, 2015
Alas, poor sg1rob. He had only eight correct answers.
Level 55
Oct 28, 2020
but teegthebeeg knew them well, Horatio
Level 65
Mar 9, 2016
The B is not capitalized in "Macbeth."
Level 75
Apr 21, 2016
When did Lady MacBeth fail to get a spot out?
Level 52
Jun 19, 2016
When she went mad at the end. "Out damned spot." Granted, I don't think there really was a spot.
Level 48
Oct 13, 2018
i think it alluded to imagined blood on her hand
Level 78
May 31, 2017
What most people fail to realise is that in this quotation Lady Macbeth is in fact addressing her disobedient dog, Spot, who steadfastly refuses to go into the garden to relieve himself. We know this because Lady Macbeth instructs him to do both a number one and a number two ('one two I say'). She then changes the subject to talk about Duncan's death. Some enlightened directors have had a grumpy looking dog present in this scene but it is difficult to train a dog to behave reliably in such a violent atmosphere.
Level 65
May 31, 2017
Wow. That's some impressive fibbing. Honestly, it's pretty darn creative.
Level 78
Jun 6, 2017
I'm clapping, WanderingWlarus.
Level 73
Jun 26, 2018
I love this.
Level 67
May 2, 2020
This is doubly hilarious if you've read much analysis of Shakespeare. The plays have been absolutely interpreted to death over 400 years, so the only way scholars can say something that no one has already said is to take increasingly preposterous stances and insist upon them.
Level 75
Aug 11, 2022
i was going to delete my original comment because i have absolutely no idea why i left it... and then i read WanderingWalrus' reply. love it
Level 66
May 31, 2017
Mercutio's line is actually "a plague aboth your houses", good quiz though
Level 58
Jun 1, 2017
I tried any number of spellings for Yorick except the right one!
Level 75
May 2, 2020
"Mark"? Antony...serious?
Level 89
May 2, 2020
But wait, which one is Rosencrantz and which one is Guildenstern?
Level 60
May 18, 2021
heads or tails?
Level 32
Oct 5, 2021
I know there's a widespread feeling online that "-or" endings are automatically better :), but the word is in fact spelled "sorcerer."
Level 59
Nov 16, 2022
Please change Mercutio’s line. It’s not “pox” but “plague”. Otherwise a great quiz, though!