Shakespeare factsCulture quiz
Where do the names of Uranus moons (Ariel, Umbriel, Miranda, Titania, Oberon) come from?
Shakespeare's characters. William Herschel, Englishman, discoverer of Uranus and its major moons, was very patriotic for naming. He originally named Uranus as "George Star" to honour king of England, but the name was changed later.
With whom is this building associated?
William Shakespeare. The Globe Theatre was built in 1599 by Shakespeare's playing company. A modern reconstruction of the Globe, named "Shakespeare's Globe" (pictured), opened in 1997 approximately 750 feet (230 m) from the site of the original theatre.
Which of these actors died first?
Richard Burbage was a lead actor of The Lord Chamberlain's Men, a playing company for whom William Shakespeare wrote for most of his career. He played most of the lead roles, including Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth.