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2017 English-Speaking Union
National Shakespeare Competition

Monday, May 1st
Lincoln Center, New York City

Branch competition News 

San Francisco Branch -- May 11, 2017

"It's hard to imagine Ogechi Egonu showing anything less than maximum enthusiasm, much less being rendered speechless." -- Read Full Story

San Francisco Branch -- May 9, 2017

"A graduating senior of the private San Domenico School in San Anselmo captured top honors at this year's English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition in New York City." -- Read Full Story

Kansas City Branch -- May 3, 2017

With a performance of a sonnet and monologue from Shakespeare, Trevon Wainwright from Kansas City, MO, a student of David Luby at Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts in Kansas City, won third place in the 34th annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition. -- Read Full Story

 Newport Branch -- April 21, 2017

"For the second year in a row, high schooler Steven Rosario is repping RI at the National Shakespeare Competition in NYC." -- Read Full Story

Sandhills Branch -- February 28, 2017

"Memorizing 30 to 50 lines that bear little resemblance to modern speech was only the start of preparations for the six high school students who competed in Saturday's Shakespeare competition held by the [English-Speaking Union] Sandhills branch." -- Read Full Story

Delaware Branch -- February 7, 2017

"Cape Henlopen High School Theatre senior Hannah Lowe won first place in the Delaware state division of the [English-Speaking Union] National Shakespeare Competition January 28." -- Read Full Story

Lexington Branch -- January 30, 2017

"Donna Boyd is the winner of the English-Speaking Union Lexington Branch 2017 Shakespeare competition held January 21 at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton." -- Read Full Story

Newport Branch -- April 26, 2016

Shakespeare in South Providence: How one student broke out of his shell to become a rising star on Providence's youth stage. -- Read Full Story 

Cincinnati Branch -- June 8, 2016
Forest Hill Student Places in Shakespeare Competition at New York's Lincoln Center -- Read Full Story 

Princeton Branch

May 9, 2016 -- Rockaway student hones his Shakespeare skills -- Read Full Story

June 8, 2016 Rockaway's Connor Vasile competes in national Shakespeare competition in NYC -- Read Full Story

Tucson Branch -- May 9, 2016

Ironwood Ridge student named semifinalist in Shakespeare event -- Read Full Story

IRHS thespian impresses before graduation  -- Read Full Story

Naples Branch -- May 10, 2016

Fort Myers student named semi-finalist in Shakespeare contest -- Read Full Story