A simple enough question this morning. The tragedies often get the most attention, but what of the comedies? What, in your opinion, is Shakespeare’s *best* comedy?
|Gaby Stenberg as Titania, 1944|
I know that “best” is always debatable, so let me be more specific. In this case I’m wondering which play has the greatest opportunity to make you laugh yourself silly. Obviously the production of each play will vary greatly, but which of Shakespeare’s comedic scripts do you think offers up the greatest potential to have them LOLing in the aisles?
While I definitely had some “laughed so hard I cried” moments with Comedy of Errors
and As You Like It
, I think I’d find it hard not to nominate Midsummer
as the overall funniest. I always tend to go right for that last scene, but really, it’s pretty darned funny from the beginning. “You have her father’s love, Demetrius … marry him!”