Illyria in Shakespeare: Significance & Overview


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Where is Illyria, the setting for William Shakespeare's play Twelfth Night, located?

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1. Which play written by William Shakespeare is set in Illyria?

2. Why is Illyria a good setting for Twelfth Night?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is set in the ancient region of Illyria. These assessments will gauge your knowledge of Illyria as a setting for the play, including its location and why it is a good choice for this particular play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The practice questions will ask you about the following:

  • Location of Illyria
  • Play by Shakespeare that is set in Illyria
  • Why Illyria is a good setting for the play

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Illyria as a setting for Twelfth Night
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Shakespeare's plays in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why the play is set in Illyria

Additional Learning

To learn more about this play, review the corresponding lesson called Illyria in Shakespeare: Significance & Overview. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss the major events of Twelfth Night
  • Explore why the play is set in Illyria
  • Learn about the real Illyria
  • Understand that Shakespeare's Illyria is largely fictional
  • Discuss the characters in the play