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National Shakespeare Competition

Student Resources

Join Us


  • 1) Check with your teachers to learn if your school is participating in the Competition this year.
  • 2) Sign-up for the program with your School Shakespeare Coordinator.
  • 3) Select, study and memorize a monologue from one of Shakespeare's plays.
  • 4) Perform your selection at your in-school competition. 

Before signing up for the program
at your school

Student Resources

Below is information that will help you to select, analyze, perform and recite your Shakespeare selections.

2017 Competition Materials

Review additional materials (including judging criteria):

Competition Documents & Forms 

Did you win your School competition
Congratulations! Find out what do to next.

Did you win your Branch competition? Congratulations! Find out what to do next.

Additional Materials 

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