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20 Best Characters in Shakespeare

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Rated 1 point - posted 13 years ago by plink in category Books.
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Hamlet Report Abuse
Prince of Denmark. Must be cruel only to be kind...
42 points - added 13 years ago by plink - 1 comment
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nice
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Iago Report Abuse
Oh, so evil.
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King Lear Report Abuse
"Come not between the dragon and his wrath."
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Lady MacBeth Report Abuse
"Out damn spot!" ...MacBeth likely wouldn't have done any of what he did if it wasn't for her..
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Richard III Report Abuse
Deformed and evil, he tells the audience exactly what he's going to do before he does it...part of why we love him so...
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MacBeth Report Abuse
"Not in the legions of horrid hell can come a devil more damn'd in evils to top MacBeth..."
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Mercutio Report Abuse
"Men's eyes were made to look and let them gaze." Also, total badass.
23 points - added 11 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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As an actor, Mercutio is one of the most fun characters to preform on stage. So witty, and so bad ass.
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Rosalind Report Abuse
"No jewel is like Rosalind..."
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Shylock Report Abuse
"...hath not a jew eyes?"
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Tybalt Report Abuse
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easily the most exacting character
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Brutus Report Abuse
"Et tu?"
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Nick Bottom Report Abuse
"Nay, let me play the lion too...." - A Midsummer Night's Dream
14 points - added 13 years ago by plink - 1 comment
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Everyone has some of Bottom's foolishness.
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Malvolio Report Abuse
With his yellow stockings and cross garters....
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Prince Hal (aka Henry V) Report Abuse
"We few, we happy few, we band of brothers..."
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Prospero Report Abuse
The ultimate magician, maybe representing Shakespeare himself...
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Beatrice Report Abuse
"If men were books I'd burn them." - Beatrice, Much Ado About Nothing
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Falstaff Report Abuse
Shakespeare's most frequent player...
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Puck Report Abuse
The mischievous spirit from A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Othello Report Abuse
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Aaron Hilliard Report Abuse
Because he is the most burliest grownest Shakespeare character ever created, boi.
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Portia Report Abuse
from Merchant of Venice
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Katherine Report Abuse
Taming of the Shrew
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Jacques Report Abuse
"can suck melancholy out of a song as a weasel sucks eggs" - As You Like It
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Cleopatra Report Abuse
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henry v Report Abuse
hes the best
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