The Shakespeare Awards- And The Winner Is….

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Okay, so I’m later than planned with this post- firstly because of Game of Thrones in all its glory and secondly because I was reading the most incredible book (more on that later!) But for now, it’s time to wrap up my Shakespeare Awards and announce the winners! As voted by you!

Special thank you to all my contributors: eclectictales, Pages Unbound, Captain’s Quarters, Claire @ Art and Soul, Kat @ Life and Other Disasters, Annette @ Book Blather, Sammie @ Bookshelves and Biros, Read Diverse Books, Nicole Alter @ Thoughts on Fantasy, and Samfalston

And thanks to all the people outside of the Blogosphere who I roped into doing this!

So without further ado- here are the results:

most tragic

Both Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet had the same number of votes- which I’m kind of happy about because they’re both tragic for their own reasons- one is the power fate as to destroy us, the other is the power we have to destroy ourselves- both are tragic in their own way and who am I to decide which is worse.

best comedy

Midsummer Night’s Dream won hands down! Which makes me happy because it was my first ever Shakespeare! I mean, what’s not to like: fairies, idiot actors and love are all clearly the recipe for the best comedy!

most romantic shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet grabbed a second win- understandably so- because it is one of the most romantic stories of all time.

most entertaining

Macbeth– and I agree with this wholeheartedly too! I mean, who doesn’t at the very least enjoy watching the “forests move” at the end of the play? It’s like the Ents smashing Saruman! (gosh- just when I thought I couldn’t get more dorky- I compare Shakespeare to Lord of the Rings!)

best history

Richard III– which I was also happy about, because nothing beats the shenanigans in this play.

best sonnet

“Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds”
Sonnet 116

best film adaptation

Branagh’s uncut Hamlet

An honourable mention goes out to 10 Things I Hate About You– which I loved as an answer for ingenuity and Heath Ledger alone!

most beautiful language

Hamlet– let’s face it the language in this one is exquisite so totally deserved. And if I had a category for the most deep, this play would have won hands down too.

weirdest

Measure for Measure– because let’s face it, it’s one weird play/story/thing (I mean what even is this?!?)

most unpopular

Tempest– which “won” because clearly a lot of the people I know feel the same way about it as I do. But a “dishonourable” mention goes out to Henry VIII, which I’m sure if more people had read would have taken the biscuit.

And that’s it! Until next time Shakespeare has a big birthday in a hundred years or so…. :p

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12 thoughts on “The Shakespeare Awards- And The Winner Is….

    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      Yay!!! I’m glad you’re glad! There was a lot of Hamlet love all round- it’s never been my favourite but I’ve always loved it and rated it as Shakespeare’s most deep work- so I totally get it! It definitely did!! That one was actually close with Like as the waves- but I love that sonnet so I’m glad it won cos that meant I got to quote it 🙂

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  1. Lianne @ eclectictales.com says:

    Thanks for sharing the results with us and again for hosting this little bout of awards! 😀 Interesting to see the results–haha, thanks for that dishonourable mention to Henry VIII xD Yay for the LOTR reference (LOTR references are always good)! And had I started rattling off top 3’s, I would’ve definitely mentioned Richard III: one of my favourite plays, and definitely one of the most entertaining! 😀

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    • theorangutanlibrarian says:

      You’re welcome!! I’m so glad you liked it!! hahah you’re welcome! I felt like it deserved “credit” cos the only reason it didn’t win that category, is very few people have read it! hahaha so glad you liked it!!! *high five for LOTR fandom* Oh it is such a good play- it used to be my favourite for ages- now I can’t decide- which is kind of why I came up with this in the first place- it seemed easier to come up with 10 than just 1!

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