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2017 ESU Los Angeles Branch Shakespeare Competition

We invite all schools serving Grades 9-12 in our area to participate in the 2017 Shakespeare Competition. In this program, high school students nationwide read, analyze, perform and recite Shakespearean monologues and sonnets in as many as three qualifying stages: school, community (ESU Branch) and national levels. Learn more about the Competition.

School Registration (until December 18, 2017):  To sign-up your school, please complete the 2017 School Participation Form.  Early submissions are encouraged. 

School Competition (tentatively by February 8, 2017): All students must select, memorize and perform a monologue from the 2017 Monologues PacketNo other monologue selections will be considered for this year's competition.  School competitions should be completed absolutely no later than February 8, 2017. 

Upon completion of your school competition, your school must complete and return the School Winner Entry Form and Photo Release Form with your school winner's informationby February 8, 2017.

Branch/Community Competition (February & March 2017): The winner of your school competition must present a sonnet (in addition to their monologue). Students can select any sonnet from Shakespeare's 154 sonnet cycle. Suggestions can be found in the 2017 Sonnets Packet

National Competition:  The winner of the Branch Competition advances to the National Competition (May 2017).  

Questions?  Please contact the ESU Los Angeles Branch Shakespeare Coordinator (contact details at right).


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