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National Shakespeare Competition

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The English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition assists high school teachers across the country with their Shakespeare and language arts curricula. Through the competition, students are encouraged to develop their communication skills and an appreciation of the power of language and literature. 


2018 ESU Boston Shakespeare Competition

Schools in the Boston area serving grades 9-12 are invited to participate.

School Competition

Complete 2018 School Participation Form by January 22, 2018 to register your school

Notify the ESU Boston of your School Winner by completing the School Winner Entry Form by January 22, 2018

  • All School Winners must complete and return the Photo Release Form by January 22, 2018

Branch Competition Semi-Finals

10:00am, February 3, 2018 at Mount Ida College (777 Dedham St., Newton, MA 02459)

Branch Competition Finals

12:30pm, February 24, 2018 at Mount Ida College

National Competition

The ESU Boston Branch Winner will advance to the National Competition on April 23, 2018 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, Lincoln Center, New York City


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The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.

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