What is your favorite play by Shakespeare?

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Re: What is your favorite play by Shakespeare?

Post by GabbiV » 12 Mar 2018, 11:46

swirlofink wrote:
04 Feb 2018, 15:54
My favorite Shakespeare play is Much Ado About Nothing. I read it and watched a movie adaption my senior year of high school and I just liked how fun it was. I think it fit well with the trend in literature that was heavily rising then, with the sarcastic witty women protagonists. At least for me that's how it felt.
I definitely think that's why this play, in particular, was popular amongst my classmates - the sparing with words was just so fun to read and watch!

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Post by Vivianne Nat » 14 Mar 2018, 09:24

Shakespeare wrote so much that i haven't actually read all of it. But my favourite would be The Merchant of Venice. I saw it on a theater play in our place once.

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Post by Libs_Books » 17 Mar 2018, 14:19

I think seeing a good production of a play makes all the difference. If he were alive today, Shakespeare would probably be astonished to learn that people read his plays. I must admit, I've never seen The Merchant of Venice live on stage - I'll look out for a new production.

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Post by Sakilunamermaid » 21 Mar 2018, 20:32

I really like Much to do About Nothing, the story is amazing. I feel like it isn't given enough attention. I saw it on stage and that's probably a factor in my appreciation of it.

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Post by Jeyasivananth » 25 Mar 2018, 16:22

I think Hamlet would be my favorite Shakespearean play for sheer depth in poetry and characterization.

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Post by Nena_Morena » 25 Mar 2018, 17:54

I grew up in a city close to Verona, so Romeo and Juliet is a symbol for us, and I also really like its beautiful story.

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Post by anix67 » 05 Apr 2018, 17:42

That's a really hard one. Othello's good. Macbeth, The Tempest, As You Like It. And you can never go wrong with Midsummer.

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Post by sbcollins » 06 Apr 2018, 07:31

Much Ado About Nothing and Othello! My favorite plays are usually determined by how much I like the characters. I love Beatrice in Much Ado. I think Iago is Shakespeare's most compelling antagonist.

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Post by JuliaKay » 16 Apr 2018, 08:35

I liked A Midsummer Night's Dream the best. I think the imagery was beautiful, and I felt that it came to life somewhat more than other of his more popular works. I also enjoyed the characters in this story.
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Post by anix67 » 18 Apr 2018, 14:37

Fran wrote:
07 Oct 2013, 08:32
I'd probably say Hamlet although I very much like King Lear, Coriolanus, Othello and The Merchant ... it's difficult to choose just one.
It is easier to say which one I like least - that would be Midsummer Night's Dream
I agree those are all excellent. But I personally love Midsummer! What about Midsummer do you not like?

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Post by Dael Reader » 13 Jun 2018, 20:21

Hamlet. I don't know why exactly.

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Post by gkgurley » 14 Jun 2018, 15:30

Hamlet is unbelievably good. I also think Much Ado About Nothing is a groundbreaking comedy, I love that play.

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Post by Julie Green » 23 Jun 2018, 03:32

Othello is my favourite. I know it's because I studied it for A-level and I had a brilliant English teacher, Ms Mortiboys, who opened my eyes to the multiple layers of interpretation of Shakespeare's use of language. And also the conflicting motivations and emotions of the characters - especially Iago. It's just genius.

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Post by pricklypurple » 26 Jun 2018, 08:56

I prefer his comedies. I find them much easier and more enjoyable to read. A Midsummer Night's Dream is still my favorite.

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Post by _mylilyotv » 02 Jul 2018, 08:51

I admit that I haven't watched/read many of Shakespeare's plays but Hamlet was always a favourite of mine, I love the storyline and the characters, it's just brilliant.

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