Wednesday, January 20, 2016

1902 Shakespeare quiz, part 6

40) What character in the plays uses the name of a popular seventeenth century author as an ejaculation?
41) What lady had for her maid the daughter of a celebrated witch?
42) On what day of the week, and at what hour did Romeo kill himself?
43) What character in the plays feared to cross the English channel for fear of seasickness.
44) Tell Cleopatra's fish story.
45) What character invited guests to a banquet and set them up for nothing but hot water?
46) What character in the plays was buried in the sand on a sea-beach?
47) What character was supposed to be possessed of a devil? What one talked Staffordshire dialect?
48) What character was hanged for stealing a crucifix from a cathedral?
49) Who arranged a play to be performed before a noble lord and wanted to play all the parts himself?

1 comment:

Fretful Porpentine said...

40) I have NO IDEA, but the mental images this question conjures up are inadvertently hilarious.
41) I think this is meant to be Mistress Ford in Merry Wives, although the Witch of Brainford is actually her maid's aunt, not her mother.
42) Juliet's wedding with Paris is originally scheduled for Thursday, and then bumped up to Wednesday, so I think she takes the potion on Tuesday night / early Wednesday morning. It's supposed to last 42 hours, so she would wake on Thursday. I can't find anything that suggests a specific time, though, other than that it's night.
43) No idea.
44) "'Twas merry when / You wager'd on your angling; when your diver / Did hang a salt-fish on his hook, which he / With fervency drew up."
45) Timon.
46) My best guess on this one is Caliban, when Trinculo first stumbles upon him, but I'm not at all sure.
47) I think Edgar from King Lear might be the right answer for both of these, although I was under the impression that the accent he puts on is meant to be Somerset, not Staffordshire.
48) Bardolph, although it's a pax, not a crucifix.
49) Bottom, of course!