I was asked today by my 4yr old son, "Who is the smartest person in Shakespeare?"
I said "Good question, I'll have to check."
Here's me checking. Who's got an idea? I'm trying to figure out which characters I would think of where smart is a defining characteristic. Does that go hand in hand with scheming, and must the answer be a villain? Or is it potentially a strategic thing, and the answer is political/military/historical?