April 23rd, 2014
|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
Henry IV Part I
Measure for Measure
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado about Nothing
the first 3 acts of Romeo and Juliet
The Winter's Tale
Plays I admire very much but do not love:
the Scottish play
Plays I think are fascinatingly flawed:
Julius Caesar, sometimes
The Merchant of Venice
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!
Bought a book on Shakespeare today strangely enough.
How perfectly appropriate! :)
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. :-)
I do love those three. :)
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.
I was Beatrice on that quiz, which made me v.v. happy. :)
Oh, Beatrice! They nailed you, I suspect! What a great character.
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.
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!
|Date:||April 24th, 2014 07:54 pm (UTC)|| |
I'm very partial to Henry V.
I would have guessed that! :)
Cheers and hugs!
I find choosing a favourite nearly impossible too.
It is an impossible question! :)