Those of you who have been following our blog for at least a year now will remember last year’s Shakespearean March Madness game. For the entire month of March, we debated which Shakespeare character could best all others in a no-holds-barred match. Might versus magic, cunning and guile versus brute strength and military prowess — We debated and you decided. Last year’s finals came down between Queen Margaret and Henry V, and the lady won the day in a stunning come-from-behind victory.
Some of you got really into this. Our actors and audiences alike embraced the rivalry between Richard and Margaret. Our friend Colin encouraged his high school class to participate, and they kept a running bracket on their whiteboard, which he was good enough to share with me:
This year, I’d like to open up nominations for who should be included in our 32 competitors. Did someone get left off of last year’s list who you think deserves a shot at the title? Did any Cinderella story make it last year who you think didn’t warrant the slot? And how about last year’s greats — which of them absolutely must stay on the ballot for this year?
But here’s the catch: If you want to convince me to add someone to the Final 32, or to kick someone off, I need evidence from the plays. You must support your candidate with quotes, clips, artwork, photos, or other supplementary materials. Make your case, and make it strong.
Let me know who you think should be named 2012’s Shakespearean March Madness Champion! Answer here or ping me on Twitter.