Twitter brought us an interesting discussion today over what the most “under rated” Shakespeare play is. For those that weren’t following, here’s the summary:
bardfilm takes a stand: “Hamlet. Yup, it’s SO good that it’s STILL underrated.”
cherrywinter2 (who, by the way, posed the original question!) would like Coriolanus to get “more notice”, for Volumnia.
For the curious, my own answer to the question was Richard II. Although I did offer the caveat that I think that every play that doesn’t get all the attention should get more attention :). Something about R2 makes me think that people see it first as a history, second as a sort of “lesser Richard” (what with R3 being such a big deal), when in actuality it’s this poetic masterpiece that you only get exposed to in school if you’re very very lucky.