Everybody’s doing it. You’ll need your Complete Works to peg these pairs of lovers (or, in one or two cases, very good friends). Post answers in comments, so we can all have fun!
The only thing she would have changed about him was his name. A couple of text messages would have saved them.
She rejected him, thinking he played her sister false, but it turned out to be a game of mixed-up doubles.
These two played a merry war, but in the end he stopped her mouth.
He loved not wisely but too well.
A single mother in the Midlands, but at least she got the second-best bed.
He said her cap became her not and ordered her to trample it underfoot – she obeyed without a murmur. But who had the last laugh?
Her skin was dark – but did she play fair? 154 x 14 lines, yet this OT3 remains a mystery.
Banish this old friend and you banish all the world, but in the end the young man proved ruthless.
A year of hospital visiting and the lady’s his, but is that too long for a play?
Would he open the right box – and could she plead her case?
If you wear a crown, avoid this couple’s guest bedroom.
In a world of secrets and lies, a true friend is more valuable than the ecstasy of love. And that man lived to tell his story.
Just in case you’re wondering, at least five of the answers have been played by David Tennant at various times in his career. Extra cookies if you guess which ones.
I am ready and willing to post out an RSC poster of David looking rather lovely up a tree in his doublet and hose to anyone clever enough to get all the answers.