Does The Taming of the Shrew count? I think it’s tragic some people play it like straight comedy.
Much Ado, hands down. Beatrice and Benedick are perfect. And the Branagh film version is a must-see.
This is difficult. I love the wooing scene in Act V of Henry V, so I’ll go with that. But you will never see me voting for Romeo and Juliet.
Cymbeline, because it’s crazy. The brothel scene in Pericles takes a close second, though.
Best History play
Henry V. Great speeches, wonderful wooing scene. And such a close to the arc of of Richard II and the Henry IV plays.
Eh…I can never choose one. But if I must, Sonnet 2.
Best Film Adaptation
This is so difficult! But I’ll go with Branagh’s Hamlet because, really, can you get better than that?
Most Beautiful Language
How can I choose just one? I guess I’ll give Romeo and Juliet a vote because I think the language is beautiful even though I don’t like the plot.
Cymbeline. Princess Imogen’s banished husband makes a bet with Jachimo that he can’t seduce Imogen. None of it makes sense and yet it’s still so good.
Timon of Athens. A misanthropist spends a lot of time yelling at another misanthropist. I would never stage this.