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Who is your favorite Shakespearian character?

Asked by Bingsu (14points) August 8th, 2008

I’d have to say Hamlet, theres something about the craze in his eye that makes him my favorite.

If you could count Tom Stoppard’s version Rosencrantz and Guildenstern as Shakespearian characters I’d have to go with them.

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eambos's avatar

Mercutio was such a jokester. Even in death he was cracking jokes.

Judi's avatar

Probably Katherine in Taming of the Shrew. Probably because she would be such a fun character to play :-)

Hobbes's avatar

Macbeth or Titus Andronicus.

MrMeltedCrayon's avatar

Ah, it seems that Hobbes and I are at a bit of a conflict, for my favorite has always been Macduff.

Indy318's avatar

Marc Anthony from Caesar. The dude was a G. He intially played it off as Caesar’s yes-man but in the end he turns out to be the wiliest of them all. He manipulated the mob to turn against the conspirators and ended up forming a second triumviate, defeated Brutus in battle. Plus, i think he got with Cleopatra, one if the most well-known women in antiquity.

flameboi's avatar

Mercutio I played mercutio once because the director told me, see Luiz, you are the living personification of that guy!

Differing from Eambos vision of the character, I find the following more accurate:

Mercutio – A kinsman to the Prince, and Romeo’s close friend. One of the most extraordinary characters in all of Shakespeare’s plays, Mercutio overflows with imagination, wit, and, at times, a strange, biting satire and brooding fervor. Mercutio loves wordplay, especially sexual double entendres. He can be quite hotheaded, and hates people who are affected, pretentious, or obsessed with the latest fashions. He finds Romeo’s romanticized ideas about love tiresome, and tries to convince Romeo to view love as a simple matter of sexual appetite.

ezraglenn's avatar

I have always loved Ophelia, despite her craziness.

BarbieM's avatar

I love Hal from henry IV and V. He has such duality.

megalongcat's avatar

Definitely Mercutio.

tinyfaery's avatar

Ophelia or Puck.

sdeutsch's avatar

Prospero – I love The Tempest…

kraka's avatar

Richard the Third – especially Ian McKellan and Richard Eyre’s vision. Such a lunatic! So political, power-driven. He’s hard to hate – like Humbert Humbert in Lolita; both bad but you just enjoy the ride!

crisedwards's avatar

The Fool from Lear

NinaBeena's avatar

It’s hard to choose a favorite!

kalafatic's avatar

Falstaff, Juliet, Hamlet, Thersites, Malvolio, Bottom, Hal, Antony, Portia (MOV not JC), Caliban, Beatrice and Iago to name a few of mine.

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