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What is your favorite Shakespearean play?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on February 25, 2008

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Macbeth.’ I just like the opening scene with the witches. It’s typical Shakespearean tragedy.”

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“With the ides of March approaching, I’d have to say ‘Julius Caesar.’”

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Much Ado about Nothing,’ because it’s one of the few Shakespearean plays I understand.”

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“I’m going to have to go with ‘Hamlet.’ That sounds cliche, but I think it’s probably just because it’s the last one I read.”


jonas 9 years, 11 months ago

One of the ones where everyone dies, or one of the ones where everyone has humorous sexual proclivities. Can't make up my mind.

sunflower_sue 9 years, 11 months ago

the one where one person is in love with a forbidden one and must choose or die or become a nun or a queen or a king or something and so they flee and it's all very tragic but really funny.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 9 years, 11 months ago

What is funny about all the humorous postings of modern movies is that many of these have a basis in Shakespeare's stories. My favorite is Midsummer's Night Dream, because it's so funny on all sorts of levels.

nettieb 9 years, 11 months ago

I concur with Midsummer Night's Dream.

dajudge 9 years, 11 months ago

Romeo and Juliet. I sooo enjoyed the ending.

Alison Roberts 9 years, 11 months ago

Titus Andronicus! Lots of blood!! And surprisingly, a lot of humor : ) I highly reccommend it.... or you can rent the Movie, Titus, with Anthony Hopkins

Tom McCune 9 years, 11 months ago

Cardenio . . . . (It has been lost to history, so we don't need to suffer through it.)

H_Lecter 9 years, 11 months ago

Much Ado About Nothing - Kenneth Branagh's version was hilarious

notajayhawk 9 years, 11 months ago

Add another vote for Midsummer Night's Dream.

trinity 9 years, 11 months ago

could a smoothie maker possibly be a lactofruitologist? or a fruitilactologist?

just wonderin'...

i'm not versed in shake; therefore i abstain from responding to the question. ;)

Godot 9 years, 11 months ago

Allow me to distinquish between "favorite" and "most profound."

Favorite: Romeo & Juliette

Most profound: King Lear

IMHO, of course.

Godot 9 years, 11 months ago

wait, wait, most profound is Othello.

No, Hamlet.

Funniest: The Tempest.

No, Midsummer's night dream.

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