Greatest Shakespeare Characters
The Top Ten
Most relatable character ever
Hamlet's motives are undoubtedly what make him so complex. Is he mad, or simply pretending? Is he a hero or a villain? He has such a fascinating psychological backstory.
From the play "Othello, " Iago is by far the most complex and devious character Shakespeare put to paper. His actions (including deft manipulation) coupled with great depth of emotion catapult Iago to the top of the list. - TheVerge04
Iago is one of the best villains in Shakespeare. In the production I saw of Othello, he was Irish, which somehow made him even more entertaining to watch.
Mecutio is the mad lad of the Shakespeare universe
He's just so witty. Also he's not as complicated as Romeo 🙄
He's stupid he had a relationship with a 13 year old girl and commited suicide over her - Ihateschool
Just a super fun character.
My donkey boyfriend
She was a bitch at the beginning but, she turned out to have more character than her stuck up sister near the end of the play. - Robobrain
From absolute impassioned love and happiness to devastating loss and sorrow, this character experiences heaven and hell.
She has one of the hardest rolls in Shakespeare plays. I am a boy, I tried to play her, IT... IS... HARDER... THAN... IT... LOOKS. - 2234
Woo-ee-ooh, I look just like Buddy Holly
Is great and deserves to be on the top spot
I was asked by a director if I wanted to play this role. I was drunk at the time and declined. In retrospect, that was the fifteenth worst decision I've made in my life.
This guy is hilarious
He I the one who had the idea to give Juliet the potion that made her appear dead so she could avoid the wedding with Paris.
His name is Friar Lawrence
The best part of this show is the dialogue between Benedick and Beatrice.