The English-Speaking Union of the United

National Shakespeare Competition

Judge Resources

Every year, the English- Speaking Union relies on over 5,000 educators, actors, directors, scholars, and teaching artists to judge our School, ESU Branch and National Competitions.  Thank you to our tens of thousands of judges who over 30 years have witnessed so many Hamlets, Juliets, Romeos and Helenas.  Good luck and thank you to our new judges joining us for the first time. 

Judge Handbook

2017 Competition Materials

ESU National Shakespeare Competition

 Judge Handbook 

Additional Judging Materials 

Below is information that will help you in evaluating and providing constructive feedback for students' performances.

Note:  We recommend you also read the following document supplied to students about evaluation.

Judging Advice for Students

JUDGING Resources 

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