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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 Charlottesville Shakespeare Competition

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

School Competition

Complete 2018 School Participation Form by November 13, 2017 to register your school

Notify the ESU Charlottesville of your School Winner by completing the School Winner Entry Form by January 26, 2018

  • All School Winners must complete and return the Photo Release Form by January 26, 2018

Branch Competition Finals

10:00am, February 10, 2018 at the American Shakespeare Center (10 S. Market Street, Staunton, VA 24401)

National Competition

The ESU Charlottesville Branch Winner will advance to the National Competition, tentatively scheduled for April 23, 2018 (Location to be confirmed)


The English-Speaking Union

Charlottesville Branch

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