I love Shakespeare OK I know it is a bit naff that he is my favourite playwright and Burns is my favourite poet. However I think both are fantastic. For me very few equal them for description and characterisation Which is your favourite play or sonnet and why? I adore Macbeth - I know historically it isn't remotely accurate. I live about 3 miles from where the Macbeth witches were hung and not far from the possible site of the blasted heath (well one of them lol) I just love the way the characters are formed Macbeths growth in evil, whilst his wife who did nothing but nag lets conscience eat away at her.