AcrostiQuiz #2 by BringMoreLegos

Champion(s):

GoodmanDL
A genius is someone like Norman Einstein...


Runner(s)-Up:

Sijnaanik
QVOD VOLVMVS FACILE CREDIMVS


Quiz Description

The first letters of each answer, read in order, form a word or phrase that also serves as a theme for the questions. Use it to help you (I hope)! I'll make this one a little less esoteric than AQ#1, if I can.

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Questions:

The Taylor Swift song "Love Story" is notable for an allusion to 'Romeo and Juliet' that seems quite oblivious to the couple's tragic doom. What other LITERARY WORK, this one by Nathaniel Hawthorne, receives a contextually perplexing reference in that hit song? (First letter of the title excluding "the.")

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(THE) SCARLET LETTER

FILL IN THE BLANK in Martin Luther King's most famous speech: "When we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every ___, from every state and every city..."

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HAMLET

"Exit, pursued by a bear" is the famously striking instruction preceding the offstage death of what LITERARY CHARACTER, whose name is also the masculine form of a memorable Sophocles title role?

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ANTIGONUS

Actor / writer / comedian Mark McKinney, co-creator of the backstage TV series 'Slings and Arrows,' is probably best known for his work with what CANADIAN SKETCH COMEDY TROUPE? (First letter of the name excluding "the.")

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(THE) KIDS IN THE HALL

At the 71st Academy Awards (honoring the year in film 1998), two nominees, one for Best Actress and the other for Best Supporting Actress, were both recognized for their portrayal of what HISTORICAL FIGURE in two different films? (It was the title role for the Best Actress nominee, though she lost, while the Supporting Actress won despite her famously brief screentime.)

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ELIZABETH I OF ENGLAND

Due to an old theater superstition, a well-known tragedy chronicling the rise and fall of its regnicidal title character is often referred to by what EUPHEMISTIC MONIKER? (First letter of the phrase excluding "the.")

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(THE) SCOTTISH PLAY aka MACBETH

What stormy and sorcerous PROTAGONIST'S NAME also describes the kind of año the listener is wished in the song "Feliz Navidad"?

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PROSPERO

You'll hopefully have a sudden realization allowing you to correctly name this CHRISTIAN FEAST DAY, also known as Twelfth Night or Three Kings' Day, which commemorates the revelation of Jesus in human form.

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EPIPHANY

In 1582, a relatively unknown woman from Stratford-upon-Avon married a fellow who would become the most famous writer of his day. About 430 years later, a very famous actress married a relative unknown named Adam Shulman. What FIRST AND LAST NAME do these women share? (edited at 9:51 am, November 29, 2016 (EST))

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ANNE HATHAWAY

An improbable run of 92 consecutive "heads" coin flips begins what ABSURDIST TOM STOPPARD PLAY, which promotes two literary sidekicks to title billing?

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ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD

What third-person plural present active indicative LATIN VERB is sometimes used in playscripts as a stage direction to indicate "they exit"?

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EXEUNT