Shakespeare Puzzle

Legal Disclaimer: There is no prize, and if there were, employees and customers of the American Shakespeare Center would not be eligible for it, since anyone who has seen the production already knows the answer.

Can you identify the play being acted in this picture: smallerlarger? The number, costumes, and arrangements of the nine actors on stage should tell you which of Shakespeare’s plays it is. Don’t forget the props, which are few but important at the ASC.

By the way, for those who don’t already know me, I’m the guy in the best seat in the house.

I’ll add the link to where I got the picture as soon as someone solves the puzzle – a direct link would include the play’s abbreviation in the URL. No fair trolling the ASC website.

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2 Responses to Shakespeare Puzzle

  1. Michael Hendry says:

    No, you’re the first, and you are of course right. Four men facing four women, all well-dressed, with the man and woman that are out in front even better-dressed than their companions, plus a ninth character of obviously lower rank guarding some luggage: it’s not obvious in the picture that he’s with the women, and that the forward-most woman is wearing a crown, and you can’t see at all that there are four suitcases, but there’s still more than enough information to identify the play, if you know your Shakespeare.

  2. Shakespeare play: someone has surely identified it by now…but it looks like “Love’s Labor’s Lost” to me! the King of Navarre (backed up by his posse) meeting up with the Princess of France, ditto.

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