Plays and Playwrights - Answers

Published: Saturday 1st October 2011
  1. In which play, by Richard Sheridan, does Mrs Malaprop appear? The Rivals.
  2. Who wrote the play entitled "Equus"? Peter Shaffer.
  3. The musical "My Fair Lady" is based on which play by George Bernard Shaw? Pygmalion.
  4. Which American playwright was at one time married to Marilyn Munroe? Arthur Miller.
  5. Who won the 1965 Tony Award for his play "The Odd Couple"? Neil Simon.
  6. Which British playwright was murdered by his lover, Kenneth Halliwell? Joe Orton.
  7. For which play did Harold Pinter win the 1967 Tony Award for best play? The Homecoming.
  8. To which army does Major Barbara belong in Shaw's play of the same name? The Salvation Army.
  9. Who wrote "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"? Tennessee Williams.
  10. Which play by John Osborne is thought of as the first "Kitchen Sink" drama? Look Back in Anger.
  11. Which TWO Shakespearian characters feature in the title of a Tom Stoppard play? Rosencrantz and Guilderstein are Dead.
  12. Which play by Terence Rattigan tells the tale of a boy's fight to clear his name after being accused of stealing? The Winslow Boy.
  13. Who wrote the play " The Threepenny Opera"? Bertolt Brecht.
  14. What was the name of the play being watched by Abraham Lincoln the night he got shot? Our American Cousin.
  15. Which Irish playwright was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1969? Samuel Beckett.
  16. Who wrote the play "A Day in the Life of Joe Egg"? Peter Nicholls.
  17. Who wrote the 1930 comedy "Private Lives "? Noel Coward.
  18. Which play by Ben Johnson was considered by Samuel Taylor Colleridge as one of the three most perfect plots in literature? The Alchemist.
  19. Who wrote the farce "See How They Run"? Philip King.
  20. Which play features the famous line "A Handbag?" The Importance of Being Earnest.

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