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William Shakespeare shuffled off his mortal coil (died) more than four centuries ago, yet his characters continue to entrall and entertain us today. Commemorating the Bard’s birthday on April 23, I offer a humorous and instructive quiz to test your knowledge of Shakespeare’s plays.

Match each Shakespearean character with the appropriate tune. Banquo’s theme song, for example, would be “Ghost in My Head.”

1. Ariel “Can’t Buy Me Love”
2. Bottom “Circle of Life”
3. Caliban “Come Fly With Me”
4. Calpurnia “Crazy”
5. Cleopatra “Everybody Plays the Fool”
6. Falstaff “Fat Jack”
7. Hamlet “First Cut is the Deepest”
8. Henry V “The Hunch”
9. Iago “I Dreamed a Dream”
10. Jaques “If I Were a Boy”
11. Julius Caesar “I’m Just a Country Boy”
12. King Lear “I Put a Spell on You”
13. Macbeth “I Will Always Love You”
14. Ophelia “Jealousy”
15. Orsino “Leader of the Pack”
16. Othello “Liar Liar”
17. Portia “Mack the Knife”
18. Prospero “Money, Money, Money”
19. Richard III “Monster Mash”
20. Romeo and Juliet “Play That Funky Music”
21. Rosalind “Send in the Clowns”
22. Shylock “Think Too Much”
23. The Three Witches “This Old Man”
24. Touchstone “Walk Like an Egyptian”
25. Yorick “We’re Off to See the Wizard”

 

Answers

1. Ariel: “Come Fly with Me” 2. Bottom: “Send in the Clowns” 3. Caliban: “Monster Mash” 4. Calpurnia: “I Dreamed a Dream” 5. Cleopatra: “Walk Like an Egyptian” 6. Falstaff: “Fat Jack” 7. Hamlet: “Think Too Much” 8. Henry V: “Leader of the Pack” 9. Iago: “Liar Liar” 10. Jaques: “Circle of Life” 11.Julius Caesar: “First Cut is the Deepest” 12. King Lear: “This Old Man” 13. Macbeth: “Mack the Knife” 14. Ophelia: “Crazy” 15. Orsino: “Play That Funky Music” 16. Othello: “Jealousy” 17. Portia: “Can’t Buy Me Love” 18. Prospero: “We’re Off to See the Wizard” 19. Richard III: “The Hunch” 20. Romeo and Juliet: “I Will Always Love You” 21. Rosalind: “If I Were a Boy” 22. Shylock: “Money, Money, Money” 23. The Three Witches: “I Put a Spell on You” 24. Touchstone: “I’m Just a Country Boy” 25. Yorick: “Everybody Plays the Fool”