Would you believe I actually found a good, unique question on Yahoo Answers? Maybe it’s been asked before, but in all my time I don’t think I’ve ever seen it.
What play, or type of play, do you think Shakespeare *enjoyed* writing most?
People these days find reason to debate the very identify of Shakespeare, so the idea that there’s hard and fast evidence about whether he enjoyed his work sees a bit ridiculous. But is it unanswerable? I’m not so sure.
Wasn’t it Midsummer that’s basically his only original story? Maybe we could argue that was a favorite. (Wasn’t Shrew an original story as well, though?)
I think that today we point to Hamlet and Lear as his masterpieces, but I wonder if that has simply come with time, and if he didn’t think of them as just another tragedy. Didn’t I read somewhere that Titus Andronicus would have been one of his more popular shows at the time? Shakespeare was a business man, that must have appealed. Then again, that would happened after he wrote it, so we can’t really use that as evidence that he enjoyed writing it.
Who knows, maybe it’s too hypothetical. But I thought it was a neat question.