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If Shakespeare characters were running for president, who would you vote for?

In an election year, we couldn’t resist creating a quiz about Shakespeare characters running for president. This is a little like ISideWith, but for Shakespeare fans. You answer the questions, and we match you with a candidate. So, who would you vote for? Take the quiz!


Nick Bottom (and Francis Flute as first Lady?)

james jagiello — October 28, 2016

It sure would not be Richard III! How about Horatio, Hamlet’s steady, pragmatic and compassionate friend? He could do well.

Rebecca B — October 28, 2016

Horatio was my first thought.

Mike Shumaker — October 30, 2016

I don’t know you at all, but you are a very intelligent person!!!

Rebecca B — October 31, 2016

2 votes for Henry V !!

Dana & Ray K (Folger subscribers) — October 28, 2016

“Isabella from Measure to Measure is your candidate of choice. She doesn’t have any political experience, but as a nun, she brings her religious background and upstanding moral character to the election.” Um, it’s Measure for Measure.

Isabella — October 28, 2016

Sorry for the typo – it’s been corrected!

Esther French — October 31, 2016

Ahhh, I could see that Henry V coming… And why not?

Lee — October 30, 2016

Richard 111

Carla — October 30, 2016

Feste hand down!

Paul Mccarthy — October 30, 2016

I chose Hamlet but the survey equaled Henry V. No way. The man was a jingoistic fool who brought about the totally unnecessary death of thousands of English soldiers and the horrific slaughter of French prisoners. Just what we need for a leader. But then, Trump may be our next president. God help us all.

Alexander Barnett — November 2, 2016