Shakespeare and Music

A quiz, a live broadcast of a play, and insightful articles: Celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth by learning a little more about Shakespeare and music.

  • Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Shakespeare and Music (WQXR): Test yourself with this quiz from WQXR: How much do you know about Shakespeare and music?
  • Radio Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice: This unique production of Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice harkens back to the heyday of radio drama, with a live broadcast on WDAV at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 26, 2014. If you missed it, we have the program audio for you.
  • “Shakespeare and Music” (Gramophone): “Shakespeare, it seems, is everywhere, usually bringing music with him; or the music may come first, carrying clouds of Shakespeare somewhat remotely in the rear.” Learn about the relationships between classical composers and the Bard.
  • Shakespeare on Music: “Give me some music; music, moody food / Of us that trade in love.” Enjoy these musical quotations from Shakespearean plays.