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Championship Round: Nora Takes on Don Armado

Bracket Battle Round Finals

Incredible! The two finalists for our Championship Round of the 2012-2013 Character Bracket Battle are…Nora and Don Armado.  Nora from A Doll’s House whipped Cleopatra from Antony and Cleopatra in the final four, but it was a close race for Don Armado from Love’s Labour’s Lost against Kate from The Taming of the Shrew. Based upon earlier outcomes, nobody could have predicted this final match up.

Well, it’s now in your hands. Who is going to be the final winner? Could it be the desperate housewife who leaves it all behind to find herself or the fantastical love-stricken Spaniard who mangles the English language?

Voting for the ultimate winner closes at 3PM on Sunday, April 14.

Check back on April 15 to find out which character gets crowned fan favorite.





Round 4: Cleopatra vs. Nora and Don Armado vs. Kate

Bracket Battle Round 4

The male characters were trounced last week and the ladies triumphed.  In some cases it was almost no contest. The lone male contender in this battle is Don Armado. Can the fantastical Spaniard from Love’s Labour’s Lost hold his own against Kate from The Taming of the Shrew? Doubtful, she has dominated every battle she’s been in (understandably!).  It’s also down to Cleopatra and Nora. Two strong, wily gals…it should be interesting.

Cleopatra, Nora, Don Armado, and Kate.  They are our final four. Move your favorite on to the championship by voting in Round 4 of Seattle Shakespeare Company’s 2012-2013 Character Bracket Battle.

Voting for Round 4 ends Thursday at 3PM. The championship battle will begin on Friday morning and last through the weekend. We’ll crown a winner on Monday.

Vote for your favorite and spread the word!

Round 3: Bracket Battle of Lovers and Clowns

Bracket Battle Round 3

Now things are getting interesting! Lover against lover. Clown against clown. Friend against friend. We’re down to the last eight of your favorite characters from this season. Who’s going to make it to final four?

In several of the Round 2 match ups, there was no question about who would be the winner. Nora, Kate, Petruchio, Cleopatra, and Mrs. Linde all pulled out ahead early. It was a tight call between Mark Antony and Octavius Caesar, and both the clowns from Love’s Labour’s Lost grabbed victory from Berowne and Rosaline.

Now come some hard choices: picking that one favorite character from each play. How to decide? Will the ladies triumph  or can the guys hang on until the end?

Voting for Round 3 closes on Friday, April 5 at 3PM

Got a favorite? Make sure they win and tell your friends to vote via social media.

Round 2: Season Character Bracket Battle

Bracket Battle Round 2

The battle for favorite character raged over the weekend and ended with some surprising results!  Enobarbus edged out Lepidus to move forward in the next round and Dr. Rank upset Krogstad in a close call. Berowne pulled from behind to beat out Holofernes and Grumio made a last minute comeback to unseat Mama Baptista.

The best blow out of Round 1 was Kate from The Taming the Shrew who won 90% of the votes. The Cinderella story of this battle is Anne-Marie from A Doll’s House! This character had only two scenes and only a handful of lines, yet she beat out Torvald and now goes up against Mrs. Linde in Round 2. Can she make it to Round 3?  Only you can decide.

The battles to watch this week pit friend against friend (Nora vs. Dr. Rank and Petruchio vs. Grumio) and sister against sister (Kate vs. Bianca).

Who’s got what it takes to go all the way?

Voting for Round 2 closes on Friday, March 29.

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Want your favorite to win? Be sure to share our 2012-2013 Season Bracket Battle on your social media and get your friends to vote as well.


Antony and Cleopatra


A Doll’s House


Love’s Labour’s Lost


The Taming of the Shrew