Vote for Your Favorite Character in Our Bracket Battle

Bracket Battle

It’s basketball tournament time and the brackets are out, so we have decided to create a little competition of our own. It’s your chance to cheer on and vote for your favorite characters from the plays in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s current season. Each play will have an ultimate winner who will go up against the winners of the other plays until a final victor is chosen. Will Cleopatra beat out Nora from A Doll’s House? How about a battle between Don Armado from Love’s Labour’s Lost and Petruchio from The Taming of the Shrew?

Our first round of voting (see below), with 16 characters from this season’s plays, closes at midnight on Sunday, March 24.

Round 2, with your chosen 8, opens Tuesday, March 26 with voting closing on Friday, March 29.

Your final four character choice vote begins Tuesday, April 2 and comes to a close Friday, April 5.

Finally, the championship voting begins Monday, April 8 before coming to a close on Friday, April 12. The results of the championship bout will be announced Monday, April 15.

So who’s your favorite?  Start voting and spread the word!

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Antony and Cleopatra


A Doll’s House


Love’s Labour’s Lost


The Taming of the Shrew


  1. nancy talley says

    Your “trailer park” version of SHREW is in the top three for me. I have seen seventeen different versions of this play, and yours NAILED IT!

    • Jeff says

      So sorry you misunderstood. The voting is for this season’s characters. Maybe sometime in the future we’ll do a poll for your favorite character from the entire canon.

  2. drw says

    Saw LLL on PWYW night. Best production I’ve seen. (Much better than the one at OSF several summers ago.) Excellent cast. The text was clear, the set and costumes wonderful, the sight gags very funny, the music spot on.

    First act w/ Don Armando drags-a lot-but I think that’s Shakespeare and not the actors or direction.
    And I didn’t understand the role of “the butler”-seemed superfluous.

  3. Pacem says

    drw’s comments mirror some of my thoughts. Yes, your LLL was better than the most recent one at OSF; theirs, unfortunately, was geared for an adolescent audience. (Usually I find OSF presentations to be top-of-the-line.)

    Even in a small theatre, an actor must project sufficiently to make his lines completely audible. Alas, the women in your cast spoke too quickly and softly to make all their lines clear for the listener.

    Nevertheless, you created a delightful production!

  4. Rachel W says

    I have seen this LLL twice now and itt was absolutely AMAZING! I saw it first on the PWYW night, and WOW! Thank you to the entire cast for a great performance.