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Day #4: Your favourite heroine

Again, more than one. Because this is me.

Juliet from Romeo and Juliet. I love how she is simultaneously mature and immature, I love how she doesn't take Romeo's bullshit in the balcony scene, and this is one of the most gorgeous speeches of all time. I love Mercutio's raw wit and Benvolio's sweetness and how Friar Laurence is an adorable failbot, but Juliet is, to me, the play's heart and emotional core. And it's her lines on waking up to find Romeo dead that made me cry buckets the first time I encountered this play.

Beatrice from Much Ado About Nothing. How can you not love Beatrice? She's clever, witty, independent, and fiercely loyal. The scene between her and Benedick after Hero's failed wedding gets me every single time. I would eat his heart in the market-place. There is nothing about Beatrice that doesn't just make me happy.

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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.

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I don't watch enough television for those TV memes, so I am going to do the Shakespeare one that has been going round.

My one caveat: I am indecisive. No, seriously. I am. Most of these questions will have at least two answers if not possibly more. I am just like that.

Day #1: Your favourite play

Short Answer: Othello and Richard III )

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