Who Would Win In A Shakespearean Face-Off – Michael Fassbender, Tom Hiddleston or Benedict Cumberbatch? – Miss Morris

If you have been in a class with me during the last few years, and we’ve been learning Shakespeare, the chances are one of these actors has come up in conversation or on screen. In the spirit of scientific enquiry, I would like to pose the following question and possibly hold a poll: Who would win in a Shakespearean face-off between these three British acting heavyweights?

Here are the essential facts:

Michael Fassbender
He may seem the less obvious choice – better known for playing Magneto in the latest X-Men films – but his barnstorming performance in the recent 2015 ‘Macbeth’ showed that Fassbender more than has the acting chops to face up to Cumberbatch and Hiddleston. He also has the capacity to be more convincingly frightening than either of his competitors here; an unhinged quality, and the ability to switch from charming to chilling in a second.
Best Quote: “Oh, full of scorpions is my mind, dear wife!”IMG_4523
Tom Hiddleston
He has compared himself to a Golden Retriever; indeed, compared to the craggier Fassbender and more otherworldly Cumberbatch, he has a puppyish air which gave his Loki a mischievous charm which softened his villainous qualities. Yet unlike the tragic and tortured protagonists of ‘Macbeth’ and ‘Richard III’, his Henry V in The Hollow Crown series plays on exactly that boyish quality. Developing from frivolous rake to heroic leader, his depiction of this canonical role captured the energy and fervour of the young king brilliantly.
Best Quote: “I see you stand like greyhounds in the slips,
Straining upon the start. The game’s afoot:
Follow your spirit; and, upon this charge,
Cry ‘God for Harry! England and Saint George!”IMG_4524
Benedict Cumberbatch
Most mellifluous of the three, Cumberbatch has a chameleonic quality which enables him to morph into a character with compelling conviction. His Richard III in the aforementioned Hollow Crown series blended black humour, intrigue and betrayal; it did this whilst still creating a portrayal of Richard which, if not entirely sympathetic, was certainly more nuanced and complex than the more traditional pantomime depiction of his character. His death is necessary to allow for the foundation of the Tudor dynasty, but many viewers may find themselves harbouring a certain wistful fondness for this flawed anti-hero.
Best Quote: “And therefore, since I cannot prove a lover,
To entertain these fair well-spoken days,
I am determined to prove a villain
And hate the idle pleasures of these days.”IMG_4525

OVER TO YOU…
… Who do you think would win in a Shakespeare-off between these three? Vote for your favourite in the comments!

Leave a Reply

medical treatment for premature ejaculation in kenya supplement for sex drive antihypertensive drugs without erectile dysfunction aloe vera male enhancement how to use erectile dysfunction pills usa phallofill male girth enhancement neurexin male enhancement reviews sex cbd gummies cures for sexual performance anxiety best suvliminal for male enhancement what is zephrofel male enhancement power x male enhancement what vitamins help with erectile dysfunction how can i treat erectile dysfunction at home are the sex pills dangerous male libido xl pills over the counter erection pills that really work best proven male enhancement pills the best testosterone and male enhancement supplement does the mona lisa help the sex drive helping friend with premature ejaculation alpha male enhancement supplement male enhancement tonic by miraculous herbs epic male enhancement cost extenze male enhancement pills penis enlarging gummies keto pancakes from the magic pill keto diet electrolyte supplement slimfy diet pills reviews where can i buy phenq diet pills how to lose weight over 40 female shark tank diet keto pills how long does it take to lose weight on atkins alli diet pill parasite trisha yearwood weight loss gummy scam velvet weight loss pill one xs diet pills review do diet pills make you angry phenq diet pill reviews extreme energy weight loss pills

do cbd gummies help with erectile dysfunction is cbd oil for painful menopause sex effective stiff x male enhancement lotion herbal male enhancement pills nz supplement most like viagra top 10 coq10 supplement brands for erectile dysfunction real results from penis enlargement pills cheap erection pills uk male enhancement penis proceudre do water pills affect erection male enhancement pills 34yr old bio science male enhancement gummies alpha male enhancement capsules shogun x male enhancement review garlic to cure erectile dysfunction dominx male enhancement support roman red erectile dysfunction pills ultra boost juice male enhancement sexual wellness supplements for men dr oz shark tank male enhancementoros cbd gummies ingredients could cbd help you sleep better good recipe for cannabis gummies max relief cbd gummy bears balance cbd products cbd gummies with melatonin reviews liquid gold cbd sour gummies delta 8 thc sleep gummies how long for thc gummies to wear off cbd edibles for sleep usa best cbd or thc for pain how long do the effects of cbd gummy last cbd gummies purchase online what are eagle hemp cbd gummies twin elements cbd gummies for sale platinum cbd gummy apple rings how many thc gummies to get high yummies thc gummies flying with cannabis gummies benefits to cbd gummies