What Your Favorite Shakespeare Play Says About You


If you went to high school in any town in America, chances are you’ve had to read your share of Shakespeare’s plays. Even if you groaned your way through every single one, you probably had a favorite, and the one you chose might just say something about you. In celebration of Joss Whedon’s new adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing and the general joy that is our beloved bard, Flavorwire has assembled a (tongue-in-cheek, folks) one-sheet of what your favorite Shakespeare play truly means. Are you a romantic, a dramatist, or just a huge liar? Find out after the jump.

Much Ado About Nothing

You think affection is best shown in insult form — and you expect a lot from your lover.

The Merchant of Venice

You exaggerate on your taxes.

The Taming of the Shrew

You’re a feminist — or not. It all depends on how you read the ending.

Twelfth Night

You find unisex T-shirts to be very convenient.

King Lear

Your sisters are total bitches.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

You’re an unabashed romantic and have, at some point in your life, worn glitter.

The Tempest

You have a distinct flair for the dramatic.

Julius Caesar

You tend to sympathize with the villains.

Love’s Labour’s Lost

You think delayed gratification makes the prize all the sweeter.


You’re a highbrow absurdist.

The Comedy of Errors

You kind of miss the days when nobody had a cell phone.


You have guilt.

Titus Andronicus

You’re a huge Darren Aronofsky fan.

Henry VIII

You like very detailed instructions.


You’re sympathetic to the fate of the high-born slacker with daddy issues.

Measure for Measure

You’re totally into politics.

All’s Well That Ends Well

You tend to get what you want, despite what anyone else says.

As You Like It

You’re a bit outdoorsy, and also probably a snarker.

Romeo and Juliet

You’ve always kind of wished that you and your high school boyfriend made good on that pact to stay together forever.

The Winter’s Tale

You have emotional ADD.

Troilus and Cressida

No one can ever quite figure you out. It’s probably because you’re so much smarter than they are.


You’ve always seen yourself as a tragic hero in an unfair world.


Your passions run high.

Richard III

You like everything in life to be epic.

The Henriad

You’re a huge nerd, but people like you anyway.