Which Shakespeare Play Was Written About Your Life?

Which of the Bard's work describes your life in wondrous iambic pentameter?

Johan Beornson The Ist
On Aug 29, 2014

First off... Are you a Lover or a Fighter?

At a dinner table full of people, you are probably:

Which of these films would you rather watch?

How is your relationship with your family?

Which of these "Elements" speaks to you?

How is your relationship history?

Do you prefer History or The Arts?

If you're having friends over, You'll be:

Above all else, you are:

And Finally... Who is Shakespeare to You?

Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet

For you, love is everything... You would do anything for it and for those you love. Some may call this hopeless romanticism - yet for you it is simply how your mind and heart work in unison.

"This play is an early tragedy (and likely Shakespeare’s first) about two teenage “star-cross’d lovers” whose “untimely deaths” ultimately unite their feuding households. The play has been highly praised by literary critics for its language and dramatic effect. It was among Shakespeare’s most popular plays during his lifetime and, along with “Hamlet” is one of his most frequently performed plays."

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Whimsical, quirky, and downright fantastical - your mind must be a wondrous yet complicated place! Life is about the 'present' for you - everything happening in the moment within a whirlwind of emotions, daydreaming, and relationships.

"This romantic comedy was written sometime in the 1590′s and portrays the adventures of four young Athenian lovers; a group of amateur actors; their interactions with the Duke and Duchess of Athens, Theseus and Hippolyta; and with the fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world."

The Taming of the Shrew

The Taming of the Shrew

You're a wondrous mix, aren't you? Five parts charming, five parts charismatic - And ten parts stubborn! You're a beautiful person, whether it be inside or out, and show what you want to only to certain people. You're quite difficult to 'get to know', and have a very close circle of family and friends.

"The play begins with a framing device in which a drunkard is deceived into thinking he is a nobleman who then watches the “play” itself, which depicts a nobleman, Petruchio, who marries an outspoken, intelligent and bad-tempered shrew named Katherine."

Macbeth

Macbeth

Don't freak out - We're not saying you're going to become overwhelmed with lust, power, greed, and eventually meet a gruesome bloody end along with all of those around you. We're simply saying that your life has made you strong. It has taught you the meaning of all those traits listed above, and how to use them wisely. That's all!

"Often regarded as archetypal, the play tells of the dangers of the lust for power and the betrayal of friends. For the plot Shakespeare drew loosely on the historical account of “King Macbeth of Scotland” by Raphael Holinshed and that by the Scottish philosopher Hector Boece. There are many superstitions centered on the belief the play is somehow “cursed” and many actors will not mention the name of the play aloud, referring to it instead as “The Scottish Play".

Henry V

Henry V

Mature, Intelligent, and organized - You have worked hard for what you have, and refuse to give it up. Others look to you for courage, advice, and guidance, and you are kind to give it. You do, however, have to keep yourself in check - Do not get too indulgent on us!

"The play is the final part of a tetralogy, preceded by “Richard II,” “Henry IV, Part 1″ and “Henry IV, Part 2.” The original audiences would thus have already been familiar with the title character, who was depicted in the “Henry IV” plays as a wild, undisciplined lad known as “Prince Hal.” In “Henry V,” the young prince has become a mature man and embarks on an attempted conquest of France."

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar

Politically minded and deeply nuanced, your life is a constant battle of wits with those you know, those you love, and those you've yet to meet. Every facet of your life has been thought out at some point - You are direct, calculative, and intelligent to a fault.

"Although the title of the play is “Julius Caesar,” Caesar is not the central character in its action; he appears in only three scenes and is killed at the beginning of the third act. The protagonist of the play is Marcus Brutus and the central psychological drama is his struggle between the conflicting demands of honor, patriotism and friendship. "