Update: The winner has been announced.
The good people of the off-Broadway production Women of Will asked if I would be interested in giving away a set of two tickets to their show. And one of you will reap the benefits of my saying yes!
The show is something of a revue. The company itself describes the production in this way:
To make that a bit more tangible, you can see a trailer for the show below:If Shakespeare had “bonus content,” this would be it! Women of Will is an engrossing investigation of the Bard’s art and psyche through his female characters (from Beatrice in “Much Ado About Nothing” to Viola in “Twelfth Night” and everyone in between!). Portrayed by two of Shakespeare’s greatest modern interpreters, Tina Packer and Nigel Gore, it is a true tour de force performance which gives a unique and exciting perspective on some of the most well-known classics in the English language.
The show looks interesting, entertaining, and educational. If I lived closer, I would certainly attend a performance. I can't—but you may be able to win a set of two tickets to do so yourself!
Here, then, are the details of the competition:
- To be eligible for the drawing, you must submit a comment to this post containing your favorite female character from Shakespeare—a character from a play (e.g. Luce from A Comedy of Errors) or a poem (e.g., Venus from Venus and Adonis) or a sonnet (e.g., The Dark Lady). If someone else has already submitted your female character, you may still submit it, though it would be more interesting if you gave us your second-favorite female character. If you comment anonymously, please sign your comment with some identifying pseudonym or initials. That will make our identifying you as the winner possible even if thirteen of you submit Luce from A Comedy of Errors as your favorite female character.
- Comments must be posted before 11:59 p.m. Central Time on Friday, February 22, 2013 in order to be eligible for the competition.
- One winner will be chosen randomly from those who submit comments to this post. That winner will receive two tickets to the show.
- All the responsibility of getting to the theatre to see the show is on the winner. Bardfilm will not provide airfare, cab fare, bus fare, boat fare, Vanity Fair, or any other funds. We will pass your information along to the company, and the company will provide a voucher for two tickets.
- One submission per person, please!
- If the prize is left unclaimed after three days, it will be distributed to another party; if that party leaves the prize unclaimed after three days, it will be distributed to another party; and so on.
- My decision is final.
- I reserve the right to add to this list of rules.
- The winner will be announced on Monday, February 25, 2013—so check back here to see if you've won!
Links: The Production's Official Web Site.