Shakespearean March Madness 2012: Round 1.1

It’s March 1st, and that means we welcome the first eight competitors to the field. Up today: Henry V vs Paulina, Queen Margaret vs. The Bear, Iago vs. Tamora, and Richard III vs. Cornwall.

Match 1: Henry V vs Paulina

Who wins the battle?

  • Henry V
  • Paulina

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Match 2: Queen Margaret vs The Bear

Who wins the battle?

  • Queen Margaret
  • The Bear

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Match 3: Iago vs. Tamora

Match 4: Richard III vs. Cornwall

Who wins the battle?

  • Richard III
  • Cornwall

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An interesting starting field, with a lot of villains squaring off against each other. My picks will be in a comment, so as not to unduly influence anyone else’s opinions. Who are you voting for? Who should advance to the Round of Sixteen? Let me know! Rally support for your favorites, and remember — there’s nothing so convincing as good, solid, text-based evidence. These polls will be open until early next week, so there’s plenty of time to build enthusiasm for your picks.

Let the games begin!