Over on Yahoo Answers there was a question about Edmund's status as a villain. So I went looking through the archives to find one of our many "Best Villain" discussions.... and couldn't find any.
Could it be possible that we've never had that discussion? Let's remedy that.
Best Villain In Shakespeare. Make your case. Tell us who, and tell us why. Strictly *in context of the play* - not "because you really want to play him" or any meta-stuff. Fair enough? Keep everybody arguing the facts of the case.
Who's it gonna be? Edmund? Iago? Richard III? Aaron?
(It dawns on me that it might be fun to do a post on *all* Shakespeare's villains, like a Rogue's Gallery focusing specifically on the evildoers in all of Shakespeare's works. Hmmmm, yet another idea to put up on the shelf....)