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If You Can Guess The Shakespeare Play From Its Famous Quote, You Should Totally Be An English Major

All right, nerds. This one's for you.

  1. “What's in a name? that which we call a rose
    By any other name would smell as sweet.”

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    Romeo and Juliet!

    Juliet says this when she convinces Romeo that his last name, Montague, means nothing compared to their love.

  2. "To be, or not to be: that is the question."

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    Hamlet!

    This is the first line of Hamlet's iconic soliloquy on mortality.

  3. “The course of true love never did run smooth.”

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    A Midsummer Night's Dream!

    Lysander says this sad (but true) line to his love, Hermia.

  4. "Come you spirits that tend on mortal thoughts, unsex me here, and fill me from the crown to the toe top-full of direst cruelty!"

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    Macbeth!

    Lady Macbeth's famous lines demonstrate her ambition and violent nature.

  5. "The pound of flesh which I demand of him is dearly bought as mine, and I will have it. If you deny me, fie upon your law!"

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    The Merchant of Venice!

    Shylock says this to the Duke when he demands that Antonio be punished for not paying his debts.

  6. “She loved me for the dangers I had pass'd,
    And I loved her that she did pity them.”

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    Othello!

    Othello says this to the Duke when he's explaining how he and Desdemona fell in love.

  7. "If music be the food of love, play on."

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    Twelfth Night!

    This opening line comes from Duke Orsino, who you might remember as Channing Tatum's character in She's the Man (a reimagining of Twelfth Night)!

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