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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 Denver Shakespeare Competition

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

School Competition

Complete 2018 School Participation Form by November 30, 2017 to register your school

Notify the ESU Denver 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

1:00-3:00pm, February 11, 2018, University Theater, CU Boulder (261 UCB, Boulder, CO 80302)

National Competition

The ESU Denver Branch Winner will advance to the National Competition, April 23, 2018 (Lincoln Center Theater, 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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