Shakespearean #squadgoals

Note that this is not just a "fave characters" list. Hamlet, I love you, but you'd be a real drag at brunch even though your name sounds like ham omelette.
  1. Falstaff (Henry IV)
    You'd just have to accept that he's in everyone's Shakespearean #squadgoals and enjoy him when he has time for you
  2. Beatrice (Much Ado About Nothing)
    Not as well known as the other witty heroines, but she's one of the few who 1) Doesn't disguise herself as a man to confuse people, and 2) Cares more about her bestie than her bae
  3. Puck (Midsummer Night's Dream)
    If you're doing Shakespearean squad goals and you don't have at least one magical character then honestly do you even care?
  4. Richard III (Richard III)
    He's a hideous sociopath who wooed the widow of a man he murdered at his funeral. Skilled wingman ✔️ Friend who makes funerals fun ✔️
  5. Cleopatra (Antony & Cleopatra)
    Our friendship is constantly on the rocks because she's a man-stealing diva, but then she threatens to let a bunch of snakes eat her if we ditch her and we decide to just let it go
  6. Portia (Merchant of Venice)
    Racist? Yes. Anti-Semitic? Some would argue. But you want a lawyer in your squad for the same reason you want a doctor on The Oregon Trail: because shit happens.