The CanStage Shakespeare in High Park season opened last week, and we couldn’t be more excited about this double bill. If you’re planning on heading out to the park for some bardic fun this summer but can’t quiiiiite pick, we devised a fun quiz to help you! Your problem can also be solved by seeing both incredible plays on offer. A little extra Shakespeare never hurt no one. But on to the quiz! Are you a Titus Andronicus gal or more of an As You Like It type? FIND OUT BELOW!
Your favourite part of summer is:
A) Chili cook-outs
B) Running through the forest attaching your love-tweets to trees
C) Re-igniting your Wiccan phase from high school
Someone wrongs you. To get revenge, you:
A) Kill everyone they love.
B) Sing a devastatingly witty song about it.
C) One word: Potion.
C) Special FX
Your dream home is in:
B) The woods
C) Is a “lair” technically a home?
You’ve been invited to a friend’s cottage for the weekend. You bring:
A) A dagger, just in case. Friends close, enemies closer, etc.
B) A lute. You’re going to bust out some hey nonny nonnies if it’s the last thing you do.
C) A long black cape and wide brimmed hat, with room for horns.
Pick a quote:
A) “Vengeance is in my heart, death in my hand, Blood and revenge are hammering in my head”
B) ” Do you not know I am a woman? When I think, I must speak.”
C) “You’re my Fairy-Godmother!” “What?”
Your ideal date involves:
A) Experimental cuisine
B) Some light cross-dressing
C) A long nap
MOSTLY As: Titus Andronicus
Shakespeare’s grittiest, grossest tragedy takes you back to the violent days of the Roman Empire, and you’re hungry for blood. Titus Andronicus runs Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays at 8pm.
MOSTLY Bs: As You Like It
A classic pastoral comedy, this one is a bonafide crowd-pleaser for all ages. Features many of the big Famous speeches and some fun “men are like this, women are like THIS” comedy, written hundreds of years before that was cliche! As You Like It runs Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays at 8pm.
MOSTLY Cs: Disney’s Maleficent
It sounds like you want to go see summer blockbuster Maleficent. I’m not sure why you want that. Consider Titus Andronicus instead.