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Which of Shakespeare’s classics is your favorite?

Response Percent Votes
I don’t like Shakespeare
 
27% 190
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
 
19% 140
Romeo & Juliet
 
16% 117
Hamlet
 
16% 113
Other (tell us in the comments!)
 
13% 98
Othello
 
6% 43
Total 701

Comments

Pywacket 4 years, 2 months ago

Curses! That Scottish play, no doubt.

Love Hamlet, too, and many of the comedies. Merry Wives of Windsor is good, bawdy fun...

Gene Wallace 4 years, 1 month ago

"I feel a twitching in my thumbs. Something wicked this way comes. Open locks, whoever knocks." Act IV, Scene 1, of course!

Sheryl Wiggins 4 years, 2 months ago

Merchant of Venice I hold the world but as the world Marciano a stage, where every performer must play a part and mine a sad one.

SpeedRacer 4 years, 2 months ago

Macbeth is one of my favorites, but I also like Taming of the Shrew..

RoeDapple 4 years, 2 months ago

i like whut he painted on the ceiling of that cistern chappel . whut? . . well them italyuns al look the same to me . . .

(ole Roe gots sum that Italy blud runnin' thru his vanes)

Kris_H 4 years, 2 months ago

In the tragedies, King Lear.

I have a real fondness for Midsummer Night's Dream, but only because it's so crazy.

geekin_topekan 4 years, 2 months ago

Next time you get pulled over for speeding, tell the cop; "Never did a faithful citizen more rejoice at the discovery of a most dangerous act, than I do now at this hour joy o'er myself, prevented from a most damned lawlessness" (Henry V, 2.2.156-160)

It might work. Maybe not.

Carry on

geekin_topekan 4 years, 2 months ago

Or try; "God be thanked for prevention which I in sufferance heartily will rejoice, beseeching God and you, officer, to pardon me."

I might work.

I realize that puritans may have a cow over my extra dialog inserted. Pray forgive.

deec 4 years, 2 months ago

In honor of the season:

Round about the couldron go: In the poisones entrails throw. Toad,that under cold stone Days and nights has thirty-one Sweated venom sleeping got, Boil thou first in the charmed pot. Double,double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake; Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder's fork and blindworm's sting, Lizard's leg and howlet's wing. For charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble. Double,double toil and trouble; Fire burn and couldron bubble.

Scale of dragon,tooth of wolf, Witch's mummy, maw and gulf Of the ravin'd salt-sea shark, Root of hemlock digg'd in the dark, Liver of blaspheming Jew; Gall of goat; andslips of yew silver'd in the moon's eclipse; Nose of Turk, and Tartar's lips; Finger of birth-strangled babe Ditch-deliver'd by the drab,- Make the gruel thick and slab: Add thereto a tiger's chaudron, For ingrediants of our cauldron. Double,double toil and trouble, Fire burn and cauldron bubble.

from Macbeth

KansasPerson 4 years, 2 months ago

Seen at a sale at an outdoor-equipment shop:

"Now is the discount of our winter tents."

CreatureComforts 4 years, 2 months ago

"O" with Josh Hartnett and Julia Stiles. OK, that movie sucks actually...

krisn99 4 years, 2 months ago

Much Ado About Nothing, no doubt about it!

H_Lecter 4 years, 1 month ago

Kenneth Brannagh did a brilliant version of Much Ado About Nothing.

riverdrifter 4 years, 1 month ago

Cosign.

But I love Hamlet and Midsummer Night's Dream.

Perhaps we all protest too much.

Clara Westphal 4 years, 1 month ago

Taming of the Shrew and Merchant of Venice.

Abdu Omar 4 years, 1 month ago

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time and all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death.

Out, out brief candle. Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his life upon the stage and then is heard no more... a tale told by an idiot full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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