Last week, this blog featured an infograph of literary villains in which Shakespeare’s characters figured prominently. So that started me thinking about my favorite (i.e., most deliciously villainous) of the Bard’s bad guys.
So here’s the list (and the plays in which they figure):
- Richard III (2 Henry VI, 3 Henry VI, Richard III)
- Iago (Othello)
- Edmund (King Lear)
- King Claudius (Hamlet)
- Lady Macbeth (Macbeth)
- Aaron the Moor (Titus Andronicus)
- Tamora (Titus Andronicus)
- Cassius (Julius Caesar)
- Angelo (Measure for Measure)
- Haste (Romeo and Juliet)–I know, that’s not a person, but I see haste as the bad guy in the play.
How about you? How would you change the list? Add? Subtract?