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The questions are designed to test students knowledge involving specific times in shakespeare s life along with his famous first works. In macbeth, william shakespeare s tragedy about power, ambition, deceit, and murder, the three witches foretell macbeths rise to king of scotland but also prophesy that future kings will descend from. Limited edition shakespeare booktest the magic cafe. Memorable quotes and exchanges from movies, tv series and more. A new look at the playwrights universe looks at shakespeare in the context of the scientific revolution that took place following the renaissance. Our site is coppa and kidsafecertified, so you can rest assured its a safe place for kids. The shakespeare experiment is possibly the most elegant book test ever created, and so cleverly gimmicked, theyll think the bards ghost is helping you.
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