This thread on Metafilter came up back in May, but we missed it the first time around. If somebody asked you which of Shakespeare’s scenes is the most hilarious, so that it could be acted out as part of a birthday present to a fan, what would you go with?
Hard not to pick out the ending of Dream, but then again I tend to study the tragedies more than every last comedy so I don’t know if there’s some gems hiding in, say, Merry Wives of Windsor.
The thread shows a wide variety – several votes for Shrew, Much Ado, and even Romeo and Juliet. Macbeth’s porter shows up, as do the Hamlet gravediggers. Falstaff doesn’t get as much love as you might hope, but at least one person does stand up for the jolly fat bastard.
Having just seen Comedy of Errors this summer I’m glad somebody mentions Dromio’s encounter with his twin’s wife. That’s surely one that is best acted out.
Believe it or not, Pericles, All’s Well and even Henry V are mentioned as well.