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April 23rd, 2014


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08:02 pm - one more for Shakespeare's birthday
A few weeks ago, I was asked what my favorite Shakespeare play was.

Here is my answer, in alphabetical order:
Antony and Cleopatra
As You Like It
The Comedy of Errors
Coriolanus
Hamlet
Henry IV Part I
Henry V
Measure for Measure
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado about Nothing
Richard II
Richard III
the first 3 acts of Romeo and Juliet
The Tempest
Twelfth Night
The Winter's Tale

Plays I admire very much but do not love:
King Lear
the Scottish play
Othello

Plays I think are fascinatingly flawed:
Cymbeline
Julius Caesar, sometimes
The Merchant of Venice
Titus Andronicus

So, a selection then. :) What about you? What's your favorite?

And to round out the day, Tom Hiddleston reads from the First Folio (and talks about Coriolanus).

Happy April 23! Cheers!

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From:davesmusictank
Date:April 24th, 2014 12:13 am (UTC)
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Bought a book on Shakespeare today strangely enough.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 24th, 2014 12:15 pm (UTC)
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How perfectly appropriate! :)
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From:gwynnega
Date:April 24th, 2014 12:22 am (UTC)
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My favorites: Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Hamlet. (Though I would probably pick others on a different day.)

Also, the Mercutio bits in Romeo & Juliet. :-)
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From:laurawise
Date:April 24th, 2014 12:15 pm (UTC)
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I do love those three. :)

Cheers, Gwynne!
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From:mamculuna
Date:April 24th, 2014 01:08 am (UTC)
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Always The Tempest. Don't think I can rank them all, though!

But the PBS Facebook quiz tells me I'm Rosalind (and I'm sure that's accurate) so I'm liking that one, too.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 24th, 2014 12:16 pm (UTC)
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I was Beatrice on that quiz, which made me v.v. happy. :)

Cheers!
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From:mamculuna
Date:April 24th, 2014 02:27 pm (UTC)
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Oh, Beatrice! They nailed you, I suspect! What a great character.
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From:stateless82
Date:April 24th, 2014 02:29 am (UTC)
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One of the things I remember most vividly from taking Shakespeare back in college was the beautifully restrained loathing the professor had for Romeo and Juliet. I can't remember which were her favorites, I think the Henrys or maybe the Richards, but I've never been able to sit though any kind of version of Romeo & Juliet without hearing her voice.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 24th, 2014 12:17 pm (UTC)
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Heee. My own loathing for Romeo and Juliet as a whole is not so restrained. I admire her for reining it in. :)

Cheers and hugs!
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From:paratti
Date:April 24th, 2014 07:54 pm (UTC)
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I'm very partial to Henry V.
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From:laurawise
Date:April 24th, 2014 11:31 pm (UTC)
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I would have guessed that! :)

Cheers and hugs!
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:May 4th, 2014 07:07 pm (UTC)
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I find choosing a favourite nearly impossible too.
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From:laurawise
Date:May 5th, 2014 12:13 am (UTC)
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It is an impossible question! :)

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