What character in Shakespeare would you most like to be?

@sender621 (14956)
United States
September 1, 2010 8:20am CST
In school we all end up reading the fine works of william Shakespeare. Some find it difficult to read and understand while others find it stimulating reading. If you could put yourself in a work of shakespeare, what would it be? Who would you want to be in this Shakespearean saga and why?
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@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
1 Sep 10
Hi sender! You are definitely right about Shakespeare not being easy to understand! I think it is the "language" that he used. All that doth and thoust and stuff! My favorite Shakespearean work will always be "Romeo and Juliet", although that surely didn't end too well, but I loved that play the most! It was sad, romantic and tragic (as most of his work was)!
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
2 Sep 10
Romeo and Juliet was such a beautiful love story. Even though it is difficult to follow sometimes, it is timeless.
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@alaskanray (4642)
• United States
1 Sep 10
I would have to say I would like to be Mistress Page from the Merry Wives of Windsor. I love that her husband trusted her even in the face of Falstaff's wooing...and she was so clever and had such great charm and humor throughout the entire debacle! I love Mistress Page! The Merry Wives of Windsor is quite possibly my favorite Shakespearean play. I enjoyed A Comedy of Errors and Twelfth Night, too, but I still love Merry Wives of Windsor the best!
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
2 Sep 10
The merry wives of windsor was a great work of Shakespeare. Mistress page was quite a woman of literature.
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• United States
26 Sep 10
I'm part of a Theater Company that premiered itself with a Shakespeare production! We did "A Midsummer Night's Dream" 4 years ago and we're still performing this show to student audiences around the metro. I'm Titania, the fairy queen and I have so much fun performing her (not to mention play with make up on my face haha). The only other Shakespeare works I've read were the ones I read waaaay back in college. I don't really remember much of Portia from The Taming of the Shrew, but she's one part I'd love to portray one day. She's strong and there's a lot of stuff going on with her. But sticking with familiarity, Aside from Titania, I'd love to be Hermia. The fight scenes in "Midsummer" are so hilarious and Hermia's confusion-driven anger is so fun to play up on stage.
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
26 Sep 10
There are so many great characters to read about in Shakespeare. i hope you enjoyed your participation in a Midsummer night's dream. i'm sure it was impressive!
• Austin, Texas
23 Apr 16
I don't have a favorite. But I came over to read other people's responses. I like the character picked by @alaskanray .
@Sandra1952 (6052)
• Spain
12 Sep 10
Hello, Sender. I love Shakespeare, and he created some wonderful characters. It's a difficult choice, but I think I'd be Portia in the Merchant of Venice. She's a strong, clever character. She managed to outwit Shylock over the pound of flesh, and she got to marry the man of her dreams as well. Result!