Friday, July 26, 2013

Favorite Shakespeare

A couple months ago I did a My Favorite Things post on my favorite classics. I didn't include any Shakespeare, because that's how much I love Shakespeare. He needed his own separate list. Now just to be clear, I love watching Shakespeare more than reading it, and when I read it I tend to read it aloud. Yet read it I do. After all, it is not everyday you can go see a performance of Shakespeare.

Here are my favorites to read and watch:

 What about you? Are you a Shakespeare lover or hater? If lover which do you love most?


  1. Hamlet, King Lear, and Winter's Tale are my favorites, although I like a lot of them. Productions can also make a big difference in how I feel about a particular play--saw an excellent Othello, which made me like it more.

    1. King Lear is SO GOOD.

      I've never been all that excited about Hamlet, it's one that I can enjoy if the production is good, but can't love.

      The production does have an impact on how Shakespeare is enjoyed. I've yet to see a truly good Othello. Lucky you!

    2. Oh, I love my mood prince! :D

      And Lear--gosh, yes. I saw a wonderful production when I was doing study abroad in London, and I now can't imagine how anyone can watch the pivotal scene without crying. Winter's Tale I like partly because it feels like the comedy version of Lear--deals with many of the same themes.

    3. ARGH! Moody! I can't type tonight.

    4. Winter's Tale is one of the ones I haven't seen or read. Apparently I need to get on that.

  2. Favorites:
    Much Ado About Nothing
    King Lear
    Henry IV parts one and two
    Henry V

    Least favorite:
    Midsummer Night's Dream

    1. Woo-hoo! Another vote for King Lear. That play does not get the love it deserves imo.

      I'm not a big fan of Tempest either.