ESU New York City Branch

Message from the ESU NY President

Happy New Year!  The coming year promises to be an exciting one.  To coincide with the anticipated fifth season of Downton Abbey, we kick off the year with a special screening of its precursor, Gosford Park, on January 5 and a talk-reception featuring Carol Wallace, co-author of To Marry an English Lord, which inspired Julian Fellowes to create Downton Abbey, on January 8.

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Special Presentation by Carol Wallace: To Marry an English Lord

Event  is Sold Out!

The Carol Wallace Talk is Sold Out.  We are no longer accepting registrations or selling tickets.  We will not be able to accommodate those who come without a prior registration or who have not purchased tickets in advance.


Carol Wallace
Co-author of the highly acclaimed book
To Marry an English Lord

The Inspiration for Julian Fellowes'
Downton Abbey

Thursday, January 8, 2015
The English-Speaking Union
144 East 39th Street, New York City

When Julian Fellowes was approached to create the now world-acclaimed TV series Downton Abbey, he was reading Gail MacColl and Carol Wallace's book, which he called "a marvelous and entertaining study of the American girls who came over to England, mostly between 1890 and 1914, to marry into the British aristocracy." To Marry an English Lord, which was first published in 1989 and has been reissued for Downton Abbey fans, explores both the glamour and the misfortune that greeted some 100+ newly-minted American heiresses who,  having been snubbed by the Social Register, invaded Great Britain to swap dollars for titles.

 

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Free Sonnet Workshop for Teachers

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We invite NYC area high school teachers to join us for a free interactive workshop on Shakespeare's sonnets and beyond (January 14th from 4:00-6:00 pm at The Morgan Library & Museum). Space is limited.  Register by January 12th. This program is offered in partnership with The Morgan Library & Museum and Teachers & Writers Collaborative (Poetry Out Loud). 

 

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ESU New York to award BUSS Scholarship

ESU New York

ANNOUNCES

SCHOLARSHIP FOR
MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS
SUMMER STUDY 2015 in the United Kingdom

The ESU New York will award one scholarship to an instructor of English, humanities, drama, or history to engage in three weeks of formal study in the British Universities Summer Schools Program at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh and Shakespeare's Globe in London.  The scholarship will cover airfare from New York City, tuition, and most meals.

The ESU BUSS Scholarship is made possible through the generous contributions of its members.

 

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Schools: Sign-Up for the 2015 Shakespeare Competition By Dec. 15

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We invited schools serving Grades 9-12 in the New York City area (including Westchester and Long Island) to participate in the 2015 Shakespeare Competition. In this free 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. To sign-up your school, please complete the 2015 School Participation Form by December 15th.

 

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