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What is the official /lit/selected, best work by Shakespeare? I remember reading some time ago about his highly praised around here (considered his best) work, not being Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, nor Macbeth and can't remember the title. I've read the three memeic aforementioned plays and loved them, but who cares cuz we all do I guess. You can just throw the title I'm looking for and we'll get rid of this horrible thread as fast as we can.
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It's pretty fucking clearly Hamlet, move on.
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>>7621849
Hamlet.
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>>7621849
Def Hamlet
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king lear
comedy of errors
titus andronicus
mechant of venice

those are his best
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>>7621849
King Lear you shitstain twat.
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Dumbass tier: Romeo and Juliet
History major tier: Julius Caesar
Would've been better as a major motion picture tier: Othello
Contrarian tier: Titus Andronicus
Edgy as fuck tier: Macbeth
You'd have to be a woman to enjoy this tier: The Tempest
You'd have to be a eunuch to enjoy this tier: Midsummer Night's Dream
Intellectual canonical best Shakespeare of all time forevermore now don't ask again asshole tier: Hamlet
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>>7621889
It was not King Lear, nor Othello or Comedy of Errors, for I know these and would have remembered.
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>>7621888
I agree with this
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Othello, it is too pure.
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>>7621897
Ok, someone was clearly speaking about The Tempest, now I remember, thanks! /thread
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>>7621897
>>7621886
>>7621877
>>7621874
>Hamlet
Get the fuck out.
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>>7621908
The Tempest really isn't very good desu
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Pretty sick digits in this thread.

Antony and Cleopatra, Much Ado, and Richard II are all top tier. But Hamlet is still the best.
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>>7621912
Whatever, I aimed to read most of his plays anyway, this thread was just to help me recall a opinion heard on /lit/.
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Rosencrantz and Guldenstern Are Dead.
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His Romances: Winter's Tale, Pericles, and The Tempest. These are Shakespeare at his most mature and nuanced. The poetry is gorgeous, the characters the richest and of greatest depth.

Everyone on here claiming Hamlet also put Catcher in the Rye in their 'favorite books' section on social media.
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>>7621979
>he doesn't like catcher in the rye
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>>7621983
>he didn't murder someone directly after reading the book
Obviously you didn't read it right.
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ignore everyone else his best play is Coriolanus
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>>7621979
Just because an opinion is contrarian doesn't mean it's good.
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>>7621849

If you read it for his poetic abilities, then my list doesn't seem quite as queer as it might first look. I just really like the language in the following:

Troilus and Cressida
Henry IV 1/2
Henry VIII
The Tempest
Midsummer Night's Dream
possibly Hamlet
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>>7622003

That's why I gave a few general, abbreviated reasons to support my opinion.
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>>7621888
>>7621889
>>7621911
>>7621979
>Not Hamlet

Kindly increase your fellatio ratio to homo Horatio levels.
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>>7621849
Yeah ok
but the real question is, what version of the complete works are you going to get?
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>>7621897
>Edgy as fuck tier
>Not Titus Andronicus
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>>7621897
>Doesn't mention Lear
Fucking disgrace.
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It's The Tempest. Astonishing language.
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it's fucking hamlet anyone who tells you otherwise is a fucking hipster/edgelord/specialsnowflake/pseud
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Richard II would be a good contrarian /lit/ choice. The soliloquies are beautiful but the plot is barely there- it starts with a fight being called off, which sets the tone.
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>>7622626
Just because only one person gets murdered doesn't mean there's no plot, mr. pleb. In fact I prefer that to the typical homicidal tendencies in Shakespeare's tragedies.
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>>7622614
>who tells you otherwise is a fucking hipster/edgelord/specialsnowflake/pseud
It is funny, because those are the types who praise that overrated mess.
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>>7622614
>>7622629
>>7622631
Hamlet is literally
>fuck, the five acts are up, how do I end this shit? lets just kill every character lmao: the play.
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it's Dr. Faustus by Marlowe
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>>7621979
>The Tempest (aka most cardboard of all Shakes)
>the characters the richest and of greatest depth
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>>7622912
>prospero cardboard

top jej
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>>7622636

Yeah unlike all his other tragedies which end with spiderman saving mary jane and defeating the green goblin.
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>muh tragedy
As for themes Bardman offeres very little. His only redeeming qualities is his higher level use of English.
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If I enjoy tragedy, where should I go after Shakespeare?
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>>7622973
Gothic lit obviously. Start with Maturin.
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>>7622973
The Greeks.
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>>7621849
Othello, bro.

You didn't hear it from me, but Iago triggers /lit/.
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>>7622973
Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides.

>>7621849
Not Hamlet -- that's banal.
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>>7623012
I like how Othello subverts /pol/'s dumb racialised cuckolding meme 400 years before /pol/ existed.
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>>7622629
Obviously there's a plot, but it's not a super-eventful one packed with twists and turns. It's a very talky play.
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