To Bard, or not to Bard? Take the Quiz!

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‘To mark 400 years since the death of beloved William Shakespeare on April 23rd, we’re joining in with Books Are My Bag’s Shakespeare Saturday.

Shakespeare is said to have invented hundreds of words and phrases that we use every day, but it’s difficult to tell whether the playwright coined them or was simply the first to write them down. You may know that ‘To be, or not to be’ and ‘Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?’ were famously written by Shakespeare, but what about ‘Dead as a doornail’ or ‘Good riddance’?

Can you correctly guess which of the words and sayings below belongs to Shakespeare? Take our quiz and decide whether to Bard, or not to Bard. It’s not for the faint hearted!’

 

Take the quiz here!

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