Shakespeare on the Silver Screen Quiz

Do you know which of the Bard's plays became popular films? Take this quiz and find out!

Quiz

Do you know which of the Bard's plays became popular films? Take this quiz and find out!

1. Disney's The Lion King is based in part on which Shakespeare tragedy?

  • The Tempest.
  • Macbeth.
  • Hamlet.

2. Songwriter Cole Porter turned a Shakespeare comedy into a musical and ended up with the Broadway hit, Kiss Me Kate. The musical was later made into a movie. Which Shakespeare play is Kiss Me Kate based on?

  • Much Ado About Nothing.
  • The Taming of the Shrew.
  • As You Like It.

3. Which Shakespeare play is the model for West Side Story?

  • Macbeth.
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • Romeo and Juliet.

4. The characters Rosencrantz and Guildenstern got star treatment in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Which play did they come from?

  • King Lear.
  • Twelfth Night.
  • Hamlet.

5. The Tempest has been made into more than a dozen films, some less recognizable than others. Which of the following is not a retelling of The Tempest?

  • Forbidden Planet.
  • Prospero's Books.
  • Strange Brew.

Your Results:

1. Disney's The Lion King is based in part on which Shakespeare tragedy?
Hamlet.

2. Songwriter Cole Porter turned a Shakespeare comedy into a musical and ended up with the Broadway hit, Kiss Me Kate. The musical was later made into a movie. Which Shakespeare play is Kiss Me Kate based on?
The Taming of the Shrew.

3. Which Shakespeare play is the model for West Side Story?
Romeo and Juliet.

4. The characters Rosencrantz and Guildenstern got star treatment in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Which play did they come from?
Hamlet.

5. The Tempest has been made into more than a dozen films, some less recognizable than others. Which of the following is not a retelling of The Tempest?
Strange Brew.

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