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Shakespeare edition of Trivial Pursuit is released

Shakespeare scholars Dr Nick Walton and Dr Anjna Chouhan wrote the 600 questions in the new game. Credit: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

A Shakespeare edition of the game Trivial Pursuit has been released.

It has been devised by the Stratford-upon-Avon charity, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

There are 600 questions across six categories — Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, Characters, Biography and Legacy. Each one has been carefully crafted by Shakespeare scholars Dr Nick Walton and Dr Anjna Chouhan.

The game will be sold exclusively in the Trust’s shops and website, with every purchase supporting the charity's conservation of the five Shakespeare family homes and their learning programmes.

Credit: The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

As well as questions about Shakespeare’s life and works, there are others that link him to popular culture such as the Harry Potter film series or TV show Dr Who.

There are all sorts of paths to Shakespeare, that’s what we love about him, and he has been the missing link in the Trivial Pursuit suite.

We wanted the questions to be testing but not too obtuse, because we want more than just those with a deep knowledge of Shakespeare to enjoy playing the game with their family and friends.

The key to that is to approach Shakespeare in many different ways in order to reach that broad audience.

– Dr Nick Walton