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Teachers Tackle Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at ESU Workshop

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Collaborating with Shakespeare's Globe and the Folger Shakespeare Library, the ESU drew 32 middle and high school teachers from across the country to see the acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of Twelfth Night, currently on Broadway starring Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry.  Following the Sunday evening performance, the teachers had a private "talk back" with cast members including Matt Harrington, winner of the 1999 ESU National Shakespeare Competition who is the only American in the cast. The participating teachers were invited from among alumnae of the ESU's Shakespeare Set Free Institutes and British University Summer School programs.

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2014 Luard Morse Scholarship Awarded

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Rami Blair, a French major at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, has been named as the recipient of the ESU Luard Morse Scholarship.  The scholarship provides $25,0000 towards a semester of study at an English University during the 2014-2015 academic year.

 "The Luard Morse Scholarship committee is excited about our selection of Rami Blair as the 2014-2015 ESU Luard Morse Scholar.  Rami and the three other finalists represent the highest caliber of liberal arts student leaders that our nation has to offer.  The committee wishes all of the finalists the very best in their future endeavors and is pleased to have Rami join the family of Luard Morse scholars," stated Darrell Hill, member of the ESU Luard Morse Scholarship Committee and ESU National Board.

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Alice Boyne, President & Executive Director, Announces Retirement

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(New York, January 13, 2014)  Josiah Bunting III, Chairman of The English-Speaking Union of the United States (ESU) announced the retirement of Alice Boyne, President and Executive Director, effective February 28, 2014 and the promotion of Deputy Director Christopher Broadwell to the position of Executive Director.

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ESU National Shakespeare Competition Winner on Broadway

Matt Harrington, winner of the English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition in 1999, is currently performing in his Broadway stage debut in highly acclaimed productions of Twelfe Night or What You Will and  The Tragedie of King Richard the Third, staged by the the British Shakespeare's Globe company. 

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ESU Invites Educators to Exclusive Twelfth Night Workshop in New York City

A Collaboration with Shakespeare's Globe and the
Folger Shakespeare Library

January 19 - 20, 2014 , ESU teachers nationwide will have the opportunity to attend the Shakespeare's Globe production of Twelfe Night or What You Will on Broadway starring Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry and learn new ways to teach Twelfth Night during a workshop led by Colin Hurley, Globe Education Master Practitioner (currently appearing as Sir Toby on Broadway ) and Michael LoMonico, Senior Consultant on Folger National Education.

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