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News And Events

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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Free Workshop for NYC Area Competition Teachers

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We invite NYC area high school teachers to join us for a free interactive workshop on the Shakespeare Competition on Monday, November 17th from 4:00-6:00 PM at the English-Speaking Union in Manhattan (144 East 39th Street).  Space is limited.  Register by November 14th.

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ESU New York Branch Elects New President

Outgoing President mark Stollar (left) congratulations Dr. Paul Beresford-Hill MBE on his election as the new President of the New York Branch.  For background on Dr. Beresford-Hill MBE, click here.

King Lear Teacher Workshop

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Joseph Marcell as King Lear (Photo Credit: Shakespeare's Globe)

The English-Speaking Union (in partnership with Shakespeare's GlobeNYU Skirball and The Folger Shakespeare Library) invites local secondary teachers to a workshop on King Lear (October 5, 2015).  Learn more

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Scholarships Available to NYC DOE Teachers: Shakespeare Teacher Intensive (July 24 & 25, 2014)

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The English-Speaking Union is again offering scholarships to educators for its Shakespeare Teacher Intensive in New York City this summer.  The Karen Jeff Scholarship, named for the ESU's late Director of Education, is a competitive award open to New York City Board of Education middle and high school teachers.   To apply, please complete the application and return by June 23, 2014 to:  Katharine Moran, Manager of Shakespeare Education Programs, at kmoran@esuus.org.

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Local Student Graces Lincoln Center Stage for the 2014 ESU National Shakespeare Competition

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Regan Sims from New York City, a student of Casey McClellan at the Professional Perfoming Arts School in New York, placed as a semi-finalist in the 31st annual English-Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition. The Competition was held on May 5th at Lincoln Center Theater in New York City for 58 winners of ESU Branch competitions nationwide. Regan had previously won the ESU New York Branch regional competition.

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Please join us for a Public Debate by our Middle School Debate Leagues

Wednesday, May 21
4:30 - 6:00 PM
The Morgan Library & Museum
Gilder Lehrman Hall
225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street

Debate topic: In the case of the United States government, transparency is more important than security. 

The ESU Middle School Debate Program was launched in 2010 with a Chairman's Grant from National Endowment for the Humanities.  It initiated our partnership with Claremont McKenna College's Middle School Public Debate Program (MSPDP), the premier program for debate for students ages 10 to 14, with more than ten years of experience in the field.

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Evelyn Wrench Speaker comes to New York

Evelyn Wrench Speaker Adrian Tinniswood  

On Monday evening, March 31, 2014, Adrian Tinniswood OBE, a distinguished British  social historian, writer and lecturer, delivered the Evelyn Wrench lecture for the New York Branch. Before a capacity audience, including Branch members as well as representatives from the Metropolitan Chapter of the Victorian Society in America, the Royal Oak Foundation and the St. George's Society, Tinniswood discussed his new book, The Rainborowes: Pirates, Puritans and a Family's Quest for the Promised Land. 

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Registration Now Open for 2014 Shakespeare Teacher Intensive

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We invite local middle and high school educators across the country to celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday this year by participating in the 2014 Shakespeare Teacher Intensives:  Romeo and Juliet.  This partnership program with the world-renowned Folger Shakespeare Library allows teachers to learn the Folger's easily-adapted methods and receive materials designed to engage their students in the Bard's works.  Learn more about the program in New York City and register today

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