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Favorite Shakespeare Work

Postby Cpt Olimar » Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:53 pm

My favorite work by his would be Othello. Shakespeare creates one of the deserving characters to be considered a "villain".
Screw guns, futuristic axes, magic and starships, all you need to be a real villain are clever words.
And a few gullible friends :)
Besides praising Iago, the entire play has a great cast, they all play their role perfectly.

I like most of his works that I have read, but this one wins it for me.
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Re: Favorite Shakespeare Work

Postby Shy Guy » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:39 pm

Cpt Olimar wrote:My favorite work by his would be Othello. Shakespeare creates one of the deserving characters to be considered a "villain".
Screw guns, futuristic axes, magic and starships, all you need to be a real villain are clever words.
And a few gullible friends :)
Besides praising Iago, the entire play has a great cast, they all play their role perfectly.

I like most of his works that I have read, but this one wins it for me.


...I have to agree with you :)...


...Iago ftw...

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Re: Favorite Shakespeare Work

Postby Jwlynas » Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:54 pm

Twelfth Night all the way. There is no Shakespearean play quite so satisfying to play well as that masterpiece... And I'd done a fair few in my time. Romeo and Juliet, Midsummers Night Dream, Twelfth Night, Merchant of Venice, Macbeth... Twelfth Night was the most fun. "Some are Born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness THRUST *insert suggestive hip movements here* upon them"
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Re: Favorite Shakespeare Work

Postby David » Tue Oct 27, 2009 2:07 am

Much ado about nothing.

Nuff said.
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Re: Favorite Shakespeare Work

Postby theobserver » Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:05 pm

I don't have much knowledge of his other works other than the ones covered in High School, so my list is limited to Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Macbeth and Hamlet. This doesn't include his many sonnets of course but in terms of plays, the one I enjoyed the most was Macbeth. There's just something about that play, perhaps its that scene where Macbeth realizes that his life has essentially been destroyed by his "vaulting ambition" that just struck me the most. Twelfth Night is a close second for its humor (oh Feste, you definitely are my favorite).
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Re: Favorite Shakespeare Work

Postby Shy Guy » Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:03 am

theobserver wrote:I don't have much knowledge of his other works other than the ones covered in High School, so my list is limited to Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Macbeth and Hamlet. This doesn't include his many sonnets of course but in terms of plays, the one I enjoyed the most was Macbeth. There's just something about that play, perhaps its that scene where Macbeth realizes that his life has essentially been destroyed by his "vaulting ambition" that just struck me the most. Twelfth Night is a close second for its humor (oh Feste, you definitely are my favorite).


That's the "If it were done, when 'tis done..." monologue, right? That's a great piece.

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Re: Favorite Shakespeare Work

Postby Hitman H94 » Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:05 pm

I have only read Richard III I think it was called, for my english GCSE, I didn't enjoy it all, but the one where he is in Doctor Who is awesome defo his best work
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Re: Favorite Shakespeare Work

Postby Asger » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:51 pm

Macbeth.

I love the supernatural vibe, the uncertainty, the betrayal, the mass ammounts of murder and mayhem. And compared to Hamlet, Macbeth actually does in one act what it took an entire play for Hamlet to do.
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Re: Favorite Shakespeare Work

Postby Captain Epic » Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:53 pm

I love Return of the Jedi.... wait what? No, my favorite Work of Shakespeare is by far King Lear.
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Re: Favorite Shakespeare Work

Postby Commander Cross » Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:08 pm

I thought Hamlet was epic in terms of story-lines(sure, Macbeth may be better, but i recalled that there's something about Hamlet that keeps me coming back for more!)

Although how exactly did Hamlet and his father knew of the gods of Olympus(by their roman 'yang' sides, might i add?) if they lived in Scandinavia?
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