Shakespeare Play in a Tweet Competition

Brevity really is the soul of wit! As part of the Shakespeare 400 celebrations the Bodleian Libraries and The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities asked you to summarise your favourite Shakespeare play in 140 characters or less. Here are the winners....


  1. 1st place goes to Elizabeth Oliver for her Hamlet tweet:
  2. 2nd place is bagged by Inga and Isabelle for Twelfth Night:
  3. 3rd place is landed by FanFiction Queen for a tweet of Love's Labour Lost:
  4. A special commendation goes to Cameron Quinn for his Othello tweet:
  5. Another special commendation goes to Upulie Divisekera for her Hamlet tweet:
  6. We received over 300 tweets from Shakespeare fans around the globe. Here are some of our other favourites:
  7. Thank you to everyone who shared their Shakespearean tweets. Explore the hashtag #OxBard to see all the entries. The competition was supported by: the Bodleian Libraries, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), the Faculty of English, Oxford University Press, Creation Theatre and the Oxford Playhouse.