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 Lexington Shakespeare Competition
Schools in the Lexington Area (Allegheny, Appomattox, Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge, and Rockingham Conuties) serving grades 9-12 are invited to participate.
Complete 2018 School Participation Form by October 31, 2017 to register your school
Notify the ESU Lexington of your School Winner by completing the School Winner Entry Form by December 8, 2017
Branch Competition Finals
10:00am, January 20, 2018 at Blackfriars Playhouse, American Shakespeare Center (10 S Market Street, Staunton, VA)
The ESU Lexington Branch Winner will advance to the National Competition on April 23, 2018 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, Lincoln Center, New York City
The ESU celebrates English as a shared language to foster global understanding and good will by providing educational and cultural opportunities for students, educators, and members.
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