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How Would You Die in a Shakespeare Play?

How Would You Die in a Shakespeare Play?

Guys, I want a Shakespearean death scene. In all likelihood, I’m going to die as I lived—in bed, watching Netflix, pantsless and covered in Dorito crumbs as my icy black wraith-heart finally gives out—and I’ve come to terms with that. But in the lyrical netherworld of wordplay, foreshadowing, and comeuppance that is Shakespeare, you’re never more than one pun away from being hanged, or beheaded, or baked into a pie and served to your mother. How hardcore is that?

I can’t be alone in this. So which Shakespeare fate would be yours? How would you shuffle off this mortal coil? Let’s find out together! (I’m not sure what you’re supposed to do with this information, though. Just have it, I guess.)

This quiz was originally published in March 2016

1. Whoops. There’s been a misunderstanding. How do you handle it?

2. What’s your dream date?

3. What do you like to do in your spare time?

4. Biggest pet peeve?

5. How do people describe you?

6. Someone accuses your wife of being a man-witch. Rebuttal?

7. Who would you LEAST like to have dinner with?

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