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Day #2: Your favourite character
Curse you, meme, for making me choose! But I appreciate that you also include categories for hero and heroine so I can openly cheat the system and filter out some of my answers.

Lady Elizabeth Grey / Queen Elizabeth from 3 Henry VI and Richard III - First of all, this is not by any means a dig at Margaret. I adore Margaret from the bottom of my heart. But Elizabeth's quieter form of resistance and her strength in the face of losing practically every person she's ever loved and the fact that she OUTSMARTS RICHARD III give her the edge in my mind. Also, the fact that does does get outmaneuvered sometimes but that doesn't stop her. She's not a nice person, not by a long shot. But she gets things done. And I have to give credit where it's due.

Also, I want to play her. SO BADLY. But not as badly as I want to direct Richard III.

ETA: [livejournal.com profile] angevin2 linked me to this wonderful post about the miscontextualization of the quote 'Well-behaved women rarely make history.' I do find it's extremely relevant to Elizabeth, who is often negatively compared to Margaret because her presence isn't as clearly delineated.


Day #1: Your favourite play - Othello and Richard III
Day #2: Your favourite character - Lady Elizabeth Grey in 3 Henry VI and Richard III
Day #3: Your favourite hero
Day #4: Your favourite heroine
Day #5: Your favorite villain
Day #6: Your favourite villainess female villain
Day #7: Your favourite clown
Day #8: Your favourite comedy
Day #9: Your favourite tragedy
Day #10: Your favourite history
Day #11: Your least favourite play
Day #12: Your favourite scene
Day #13: Your favourite romantic scene
Day #14: Your favourite fight scene
Day #15: The first play you read
Day #16: Your first play you saw
Day #17: Your favourite speech
Day #18: Your favourite dialogue
Day #19: Your favourite movie version of a play
Day #20: Your favourite movie adaptation of a play
Day #21: An overrated play
Day #22: An underrated play
Day #23: A role you've never played but would love to play
Day #24: An actor or actress you would love to see in a particular role
Day #25: Sooner or later, everyone has to choose: Hal or Falstaff?
Day #26: Your favourite couple
Day #27: Your favourite couplet
Day #28: Your favourite joke
Day #29: Your favourite sonnet
Day #30: Your favourite single line

Date: 2010-07-22 02:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] munditia.livejournal.com
I still don't know the first thing about the Henry VI trilogy (yes, yes, shame on me -- I know), but I wanted to think you for the link. The "well-behsved women" post was absolutely fascinating.

Date: 2010-07-22 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Oh, don't be sorry about it. They really aren't that widely read (which to me is very sad, but I have my own agenda there), so it's not at all surprising or disappointing that you haven't!

And I just loved that post.

Date: 2010-07-22 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] charliesmum.livejournal.com
I really wish you could have seen our 'Wars of the Roses'. You'd have liked it.

Richard III is pretty awesome because it is chalk full of strong women characters. With the possible exception of Poor Ol' Lady Anne.

Date: 2010-07-26 06:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tiggerbone.livejournal.com
I have a really hard time with this one. It's like trying to choose my favorite flavor of gelato!

I think that I will probably have to go with Mercutio. He was one of the few characters who actually recognized Romeo's funk for what it was, the whinings of a teenage boy. Plus, he was quick with a pun! But he had to die, of course. Shakespeare could not have that character pointing out stupidity ... it would have ruined the tragedy!

Date: 2010-07-26 07:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lareinenoire.livejournal.com
Oh, I adore Mercutio. :) He's just too much fun. And clearly he is too awesome to live.

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