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Who Is The Best Shakespearean Character?

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by phildwyer, Feb 21, 2013.

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Who Is The Best Character In Shakespeare?

  1. Falstaff

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  2. Shylock

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  3. Lady Macbeth

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  4. Hamlet

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  5. Ophelia

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Iago

    7 vote(s)
    36.8%
  7. Caliban

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  8. Angelo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Puck

    2 vote(s)
    10.5%
  10. Cassius

    1 vote(s)
    5.3%
  11. Henry V

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Coriolanus

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. phildwyer

    phildwyer Gorau arf arf dysg

    Who is the best character in Shakespeare?
  2. RedDragon

    RedDragon "I am not one of your fans!"

  3. 8115

    8115 doesn't smoke

    Also, what, no Cordelia?
  4. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    A poll can't cover it. Too many plays, many many characters. You haven't even got Lear there.
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  5. phildwyer

    phildwyer Gorau arf arf dysg

    All he does is go mad.
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  6. phildwyer

    phildwyer Gorau arf arf dysg

    One-dimensional innit. Regan would be better.
  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model CREDENTIALGHEDDON 2014: 28 August near you

    you arse, there's no bottom :rolleyes:
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  8. phildwyer

    phildwyer Gorau arf arf dysg

    Yes, how could I forget him at a time like this...?
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  9. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model CREDENTIALGHEDDON 2014: 28 August near you

    carter would be even better

    [​IMG]
  10. phildwyer

    phildwyer Gorau arf arf dysg

    Only you would vote for him.
  11. kabbes

    kabbes kah-bus

    Iago. By a long way. What a cunt's cunt.
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  12. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model CREDENTIALGHEDDON 2014: 28 August near you

    we'll never know now because of your inability to construct a decent poll.
  13. QueenOfGoths

    QueenOfGoths Black puddings very black today, Mother!

    Richard III - though he is not on the list.

    Of that list probably Iago - cunning, vicious, devious and with doubtful motivation
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  14. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model CREDENTIALGHEDDON 2014: 28 August near you

    and no richard iii i see

    [​IMG]

    one of the funniest shakespeare plays i've ever seen
  15. Mrs Magpie

    Mrs Magpie On a bit of break...

    Best I saw was Taming of the Shrew with a young Anthony Hopkins as a very swashbuckling Petruchio at the Chichester Festival Theatre.



    eta
    Directed by Jonathon Miller. Joan Plowright as Kate...can't remember who else was in it, but it was brilliant, anyway.
  16. 8115

    8115 doesn't smoke

    But, seriously, Hamlet for me. Lots of depth but also realistic.
  17. kabbes

    kabbes kah-bus

    I love the play and I love the words but Hamlet is too angsty to be my favourite character. Iago, I'm telling you. You have to love a magnificent bastard.
  18. Balbi

    Balbi Hey, Dean Yager!

    Where's Dogberry :mad:
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  19. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model CREDENTIALGHEDDON 2014: 28 August near you

  20. kabbes

    kabbes kah-bus

    Surprised at the lack of Malvolio, actually.
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  21. belboid

    belboid Hang Liberals

    Atrocious, woman hating, list. Where's Beatrice? Viola? Titania? All vastly more interesting than Ophelia.

    The inclusion of Caliban over Prospero is just perverse.
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  22. JimW

    JimW 支那暗杀团

    Anthony and Cleopatra when they interact, individually not so much.
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  23. kabbes

    kabbes kah-bus

    Also Polonius

    And Benedick and Beatrice. Particularly Beatrice. Some great lines.
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  24. kabbes

    kabbes kah-bus

    Bah
  25. Balbi

    Balbi Hey, Dean Yager!



    :D

    BEATRICE
    Against my will I am sent to bid you come in to dinner.
    BENEDICK
    Fair Beatrice, I thank you for your pains.

    BEATRICE
    I took no more pains for those thanks than you take
    pains to thank me: if it had been painful, I would
    not have come.

    BENEDICK
    You take pleasure then in the message?

    BEATRICE
    Yea, just so much as you may take upon a knife's
    point ... You have no stomach,
    signior: fare you well.

    Exit.
    BENEDICK
    Ha! 'Against my will I am sent to bid you come in
    to dinner;' there's a double meaning in that...


    :D
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  26. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model CREDENTIALGHEDDON 2014: 28 August near you

    while there's disagreement on who the best character might be, there is general consensus that you've provided a pisspoor poll, even by your low standards.
  27. belboid

    belboid Hang Liberals

    Polonius is fucking great, all too easily and often overlooked.

    Much Ado is probably the play I enjoy watching most, sharp and hilarious.
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  28. phildwyer

    phildwyer Gorau arf arf dysg

    Racist.
  29. phildwyer

    phildwyer Gorau arf arf dysg

    I'm sure you find him a great source of wisdom.
  30. Firky

    Firky The first of the gang Banned

    I like Dogberry's piss taking but seeing he isn't in the list I'd go for Falstaff, a likeable bloke despite his vanity.

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