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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 Kansas City Shakespeare Competition

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

School Competition

Complete 2018 School Participation Form by January 19, 2018.  There is a $40 participation fee collected.

Notify the ESU Kansas City of your School Winner by completing the School Winner Entry Form by February 16, 2018

  • All School Winners must complete and return the Photo Release Form by February 16, 2018

Branch Competition Finals

2:30pm, February 25, 2018, at the Truman Forum Auditorium, Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch (4801 Main St., Kansas City, MO 64112)

National Competition

The ESU Kansas City Branch Winner will advance to the National Competition on April 23, 2018 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, Lincoln Center, New York City