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.
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
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.
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
Midsummer Night's Dream
but the real question is, what version of the complete works are you going to get?