Somebody comes up to you and asks you to name a fictional character, for a project that they are doing. Who do you pick? Naturally I go skimming to see if anybody’s picked Shakespeare, and I see that the current entry (#255) is Ophelia.
The project itself seems to be about artistic interpretation – a “portrait” a day.
The concept of character is interesting, though. At first I thought the artist wanted specific people (like, for example, Ophelia). But paging through previous days I see generic ideas like “librarian” or “cook”.
I flipped back to about 150 or so and did not see any other specific Shakespeare characters, but maybe somebody else in a different time zone (it’s late here and I’m sleepy!) can flip through the rest and see what other Shakespeare showed up.