Brain Teaser – Plays


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In this brainteaser, all you have to do is to name the authors of these theatrical plays – comedies as well as tragedies.  Need help? Use Credo Reference.

1. Which English dramatist wrote “Antony and Cleopatra” and “Love’s Labour’s Lost”?

2. Which Irish author wrote the 1895 play “The Importance of Being Earnest”?

3. Which American playwright wrote “The Glass Menagerie”, “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”?

4. Which English dramatist wrote “The Birthday Party” and “The Caretaker” in the 1950s?

5. Which US playwright wrote “Death of a Salesman”?

6. Which author’s plays included “Waiting for Godot” and “Krapp’s Last Tape”?

7. Which German playwright wrote “Mother Courage and Her Children” and “The Good Woman of Setzuan”?

8. Which American playwright’s works include “Glengarry Glen Ross” and “Oleanna”?

9. Which Irish playwright wrote “Riders To The Sea” and “The Playboy Of The Western World”?

10. Whose only play, “Irene”, was produced by Garrick in 1749?

Questions set by Tony Augarde, author of “The Oxford Guide to Word Games”.

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