Surely, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is Shakespeare’s best comedy? I only have to think of Bottom and I smile …
But who am I to comment? Everything I love about this play drove Samuel Pepys to describe it “the most insipid, ridiculous play that I ever saw in my life” – and I’m not going to win in an argument with Pepys!
However, a poll of over 300 actors, writers and directors, conducted back in November, did agree with me. They voted A Midsummer Night’s Dream to be Shakespeare’s best comedy – it ranked second in the “best play” category behind Hamlet.
If you had to pick, which comedy would get your vote? Do you stand with me and 300 thespians? Or will you be casting your vote alongside Pepys? Let your voice be heard in our About.com poll.