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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 curriculum.  Through the competition, students are encouraged to develop their communication skills and an appreciation of the power of language and literature. 


2013 Los Angeles Branch Shakespeare Competition

We invite all schools serving Grades 9-12 in the Los Angeles area to participate in the 2013 Competition. Download Invitation

Registration:  To register your school, please complete and return the 2013 L.A.. School Participation Form to Susan Adkins at susannaadkins@sbcglobal.net

School Competition:  All students must perform a monologue from one of Shakespeare's plays.  
View monologue rules and eligibility
View the 2013 Suggested Monologues List.

Branch Competition:  Students are expected to present a sonnet (in addition to their monologue). 
View sonnet rules and eligibility. 
View the 2013 Suggested Sonnets List.

In preparation for the Los Angeles Branch Competition, your school must complete and return the Branch Competition Entry Form and Photo Release Form with your school winner's information to ESU Los Angeles Shakespeare Coordinator, Susan Adkins (contact details at right).


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