Credo Reference Friday Brainteaser

We post the brainteaser questions every Friday on the blog. Email your quiz answers to us at All correct entries will be entered into a monthly prize draw and one lucky person will win a £10 book voucher. The more brainteasers you enter the greater your chances are of winning.

Please note – You must be a member of South Ayrshire Libraries to enter this competition

This week: Plays

In this brainteaser, all you have to do is to name the authors of these theatrical plays – comedies as well as tragedies.

Don’t know the answers? Credo’s Friday Brainteaser is compiled using content from Credo Reference, so if you need a little help you know where to look.

  1. Which English dramatist wrote “Antony and Cleopatra” and “Love’s Labour’s Lost”?
  2. Which Irish author wrote the 1895 play “The Importance of Being Earnest”?
  3. Which American playwright wrote “The Glass Menagerie”, “A Streetcar Named Desire” and “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”?
  4. Which English dramatist wrote “The Birthday Party” and “The Caretaker” in the 1950s?
  5. Which US playwright wrote “Death of a Salesman”?
  6. Which author’s plays included “Waiting for Godot” and “Krapp’s Last Tape”?
  7. Which German playwright wrote “Mother Courage and Her Children” and “The Good Woman of Setzuan”?
  8. Which American playwright’s works include “Glengarry Glen Ross” and “Oleanna”?
  9. Which Irish playwright wrote “Riders To The Sea” and “The Playboy Of The Western World”?
  10. Whose only play, “Irene”, was produced by Garrick in 1749?

Questions set by Tony Augarde, author of “The Oxford Guide to Word Games”.

Closing date for this quiz is Thursday 9th September 2010

How to enter

Email your answers, numbered 1-10, with the email subject heading ‘Plays’ to

Remember to include your name, address, contact telephone number and your library card number (found at the back of your library card above the bar code) in the email.

Winners will be notified at the end of each month and the quiz answers will be posted on the blog with next week’s questions.

Good Luck!


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