Ok, crew. Maybe this is lazy but I like to think of it as research. :) I need a list of the plays that have the most positive messages about marriage. Does that make sense? They don’t have to have a wedding in them (most of the plays don’t, at least not on stage), but anything “pro-wedding” counts.
For instance I’ve got Much Ado, As You Like It, Midsummer. But also The Tempest, because of Prospero’s conjuring of spirits to bless Miranda and Ferdinand. Taming of the Shrew is debatably “pro marriage”, but I’m counting it.
I would not on the other hand count something like Hamlet – technically the marriage between Gertrude and Claudius is a plot point, but I wouldn’t exactly call it “pro”. You know, what with Hamlet shouting “We will have no more marriages!” and all that.
Which others? I want to make sure I’m not missing any.