What's your favorite play by Shakespeare?
I act, and I love to act in Shakespeare’s plays especially. Where I live we do Shakespeare in the Park every summer. In fact, this is our thirty-third year for doing so. This summer we’re doing Love’s Labour’s Lost. The language is resplendent.
I’ve been trying to think about whether or not I have a favorite play of his, but I can’t decide. Hamlet would be in the top 3 along with A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I love King Lear.
Among the lesser known plays, Love’s Labour’s Lost has quickly become my favorite. It has beautiful language, some funny characters, probably Shakespeare’s most bawdy banter, and love. But all that may be due to the fact that I’m surrounded by it this summer.
Do you have a favorite play by Shakespeare? Do you even enjoy his plays? Why or why not?