With yesterday’s matches off to a rollicking start, it’s time to bring on the next eight contenders for the title of Shakespeare’s ultimate fighting champion. In the ring today: in a battle of the Roman heavyweights, Titus Andronicus vs. Coriolanus; two masters of the mob, Mark Antony vs. Jack Cade; the magical Prospero vs. the ambitious Duke of York; and the ruthless Lady Macbeth vs. the conscienceless Aaron the Moor. Who should advance to the Round of 16?
Match 5: Titus Andronicus vs. Coriolanus
Match 6: Antony vs. Jack Cade
Match 7: Prospero vs. Duke of York
Match 8: Lady Macbeth vs. Aaron the Moor
As before, my picks will be in a comment. Do you have a favorite up in this round? Let us know who you’re cheering for! You might win over some new converts and turn the tide of battle.