Bard Madness: Round 2 is here!

While round one of our Bard Madness literature bracket didn’t provide a lot of suspense, round two promises to be a doozy.

The first sixteen matchups went mostly chalk (that is, the higher seeds won) in dominant fashion, but in round 2 we have matchups like these to vote on:

  • Julius Caesar vs Twelfth Night
  • Merchant of Venice vs Much Ado About Nothing
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream vs As You Like it

Make your voice heard by voting now! Round two voting ends March 24th.

Click here to see the update bracket.


Here’s a breakdown of round 1 voting:

  • Hamlet defeated Timon of Athens unanimously. Not even one vote for poor Timon.
  • The Taming of the Shrew defeated The Winter’s Tale with 70% of the vote.
  • Julius Caesar defeated All’s Well That Ends Well with 73% of the vote.
  • Twelfth Night defeated Measure for Measure with 85% of the vote.
  • King Lear defeated King John with 94% of the vote.
  • Richard III defeated Richard II with 71% of the vote.
  • Henry V defeated Cymbeline with 87% of the vote.
  • Antony and Cleopatra defeated Coriolanus with 73% of the vote.
  • The Tempest defeated Pericles with 93% of the vote.
  • Othello defeated Romeo and Juliet with 52% of the vote.
  • The Merchant of Venice defeated Love’s Labours Lost with 85% of the vote.
  • Much Ado About Nothing defeated Henry VIII with 92% of the vote.
  • Macbeth defeated Troilus and Cressida with 95% of the vote.
  • A Comedy of Errors defeated Henry IV with 54% of the vote. Upset!
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream defeated Two Gentlemen of Verona with 90% of the vote.
  • As You Like It defeated The Merry Wives of Windsor with 89% of the vote.