By Mya Gosling
And now we know who will be playing each other in the Shakespeare World Cup final on Sunday! IT’S GONNA BE….
By and large I’ve been OK with the dramatically-arbitrary, numerically-determined character assignments for each team, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to narratively justify Timon’s cruise through this tournament. He’s energetic, well-disciplined, and controlled, and will probably (PROBABLY) defeat the powerful sorcerer-duke Prospero. I’m kind of dreading having to figure out how to make that work… Even Act 1 rich-and-happy Timon can’t rationally be expected to defeat an actual magician with elemental spirits at his command.