Shakespeare Is Fun

I enjoy Shakespeare. When I was in high school, we read one Shakespearean play every year, and I found that I actually liked it. I started reading Shakespeare again a couple years ago with Macbeth. I’m now reading the first “new” Shakespeare to me, Julius Caesar. I haven’t read very much at all.

So, I’d like to know a couple things. First, do you like Shakespeare? If you do, then which play is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below.

My answer is Hamlet, so far.

14 thoughts on “Shakespeare Is Fun”

  1. I like Shakespeare, but unfortunately I think I miss a lot while reading or watching. I like his plots and characters and comedies. A Midsummer’s Night Dream is one of my favorites.

    1. I read Shakespeare so slowly. I’m always checking the footnotes, so I can’t get a good flow going. I’d heard A Midsummer Night’s Dream was good.

  2. I’m a fan of Othello. I read it on my own before we started reading anything in school. I was enamored with the concept of an interracial couple, which was a pretty rare find for me growing up. And as silly as the characterization is, I actually liked Romeo and Juliet, mostly because it proved to be more violent than I thought it was. And, although it’s not Shakespeare but rather based off Shakespeare, one of my favorite books to this day is Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard.

  3. I’ve always liked both A Midsummer-Night’s Dream and The Tempest. I also really like Much Ado About Nothing. (If you haven’t seen Kenneth Branagh’s movie version, you should.) In general, I prefer Shakespeare’s comedies over his tragedies.

  4. I adore Shakespeare. Much Ado About Nothing is brilliant – the banter ingenious. Same with Taming of the Shrew and As you Like It. I would love to write to that quality (if more modernised)

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