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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 New York Shakespeare Competition

Schools in the New Orleans area serving grades 9-12 are invited to participate.

School Competition

Complete 2018 School Participation Form by February 12, 2018 to register your school

Notify the ESU New Orleans 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

2:00pm, March 4, 2018 at McWilliams Hall, Tulane University (7016 Zimpel St., New Orleans, LA 70118)

National Competition

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